France sees another daily spike in COVID-19 infections


PARIS France reported 12,993 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, including more than 8,505 reported on Monday, according to the country’s health ministry.

Since the start of disease registration, a total of 756,472 cases have been reported.

There were 87 new deaths, compared to 96 the day before, with a current death toll of 32,933.

Hospitalizations increased significantly to 5,689 from 5,350 the day before, with 987 patients in intensive care.

Globally, the total number of cases has reached nearly 38 million and the number of deaths has exceeded 1.08 million in 189 countries and territories, according to the latest figures from the United States-based Johns Hopkins University.

President Emmanuel Macron met his Health Defense Council at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday morning to study ways to curb the second wave of the pandemic in France, which Prime Minister Jean Castex said two days ago as he said. be already installed.

Among the issues discussed were a possible curfew for large cities to curb public gatherings, maintaining limits to these gatherings and local renewal where appropriate.

Already, eight of the major cities of France as well as the overseas territory of Guadeloupe have been added to the maximum alert level by the Minister of Health Olivier Veran.

A group of ministers are meeting tonight at Matignon, the official residence of the Prime Minister, to determine what restrictions could be introduced and used.

President Macron will speak to the nation on Wednesday evening to deal with the ongoing epidemic and any new measures or restrictions that will be imposed.
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