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

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


PARIS (Reuters) – France has recorded around 47,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Olivier Veran told lawmakers on Tuesday, the highest one-day tally since 8 April at the height of the third wave of the pandemic.
The latest data will push 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 infections well above 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 COVID-19 infections.

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

France recorded its biggest increase in COVID-19 hospital admissions since spring on Monday, with the number of patients hospitalized with the virus rising from 470 to 9,860 and the number of intensive care patients from 117 to 1,749 people .

The updated figures for Tuesday will be released after 6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. GMT).

(Reporting by Sophie Louet; writing by Geert De Clercq, editing by Tassilo Hummel and Gareth Jones)

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