France reports more than 16,000 new cases of COVID, 46 deaths in last 24 hours

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk on a busy street in Paris as France steps up the wearing of masks in public places as part of efforts to curb the resurgence of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across France, September 18, 2020. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes reuters_tickers

This content was published on October 11, 2020 – 18:58

PARIS (Reuters) – The number of new coronavirus infections in France was 16,101 in the past 24 hours, up from a record high of nearly 27,000 the day before, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Sunday.

The numbers brought the running total to 734,974 since the start of the year. The number of deaths from the virus increased from 46 to 32,730.

New cases are usually fewer on Sunday because fewer tests are done on weekends.

(Reporting by John Irish and Jean-Michel Belot; editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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