France records more than 50,000 daily cases of COVID-19 – .

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France records more than 50,000 daily cases of COVID-19 – .



France said on Saturday that more than 50,000 people had tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed despite millions of people having received a vaccine booster.

The country has recorded 51,624 new daily cases of Covid, health authorities said. The record number of daily cases in France was nearly 118,000 in mid-April, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

France has recorded an average of nearly 41,000 new cases a day over the past week, down from less than 28,000 a week ago.

About 694 people have been admitted to hospitals in the past 24 hours, including 119 who were critically ill.

The coronavirus has killed 113 people during the same period.

Cases have increased as France heads into winter.

Health Minister Olivier Veran has for the moment ruled out a lockdown but urged all adults in the country of 67 million people to sign up for a third COVID-19 vaccine injected by mid-January.

“Ten million French people have received a reminder to maintain their protection against the Covid” he wrote on Twitter.

After January 15, residents aged 18 to 64 will be required to show proof of a booster vaccine no later than seven months after the second dose to maintain a valid COVID-19 pass, which is required to enter. restaurants, bars, gymnasiums and other public places.

A total of 119,457 people have died from COVID-19 in France since the start of the pandemic.

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