France records highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day since April – .

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France records biggest jump in COVID-19 hospital patients since spring – .


A COVID-19 patient connected to a ventilator tube in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the private hospital Center Cardiologique du Nord in Saint-Denis, near Paris, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic in France , May 4, 2021. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

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PARIS, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – France has recorded 47,177 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed on Tuesday, the highest one-day tally since early April at the height of the third wave of the pandemic.

The latest data has pushed the cumulative total of cases in France since the start of the pandemic to 7.67 million and the seven-day moving average of new coronavirus infections to well beyond 32,000.

During the third wave in the spring, the seven-day average briefly rose above 42,000. On April 8, France recorded nearly 85,000 contaminations.

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Authorities say the vast majority of COVID-19 patients in hospitals have not been vaccinated. About 75% of the French population is fully vaccinated.

The health ministry also reported that the number of people infected with the coronavirus in French hospitals rose from 389 to 10,249 on Tuesday, the first time the number of patients has exceeded 10,000 since September 12.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care also continued to grow steadily and increased from 75 to 1,824, a 25% increase in just one week.

The cumulative death toll since the start of the pandemic in spring 2020 stood at more than 119,000 as of Monday evening.

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Reporting by Sophie Louet Writing by Geert De Clercq, editing by Gareth Jones, Catherine Evans and Grant McCool

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