Friday , September 17 2021

On the third day, France reports over 10,000 new cases of COVID-19



Protective face masks that are no longer needed outdoors, in Paris

People walk the streets of Paris, some without face masks because masks are no longer needed outdoors, in the midst of a coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19), in France, on June 17, 2021 (REUTERS)

PARIS – France reported more than 12,500 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the third day when the census held over 10,000, as the rapid spread of the more contagious Delta version of COVID-19 led to a jump in new infections.

The health ministry, however, said 12,532 new cases were reported on Sunday, for a total of 5.87 million, including data not released the day before.

“The daily figure published today (+12,532) should not be interpreted as an exceptional increase in the number of daily cases, in the context of strong dynamics in the evolution of the number of cases,” the note published on its website reads.

The ministry reported 10,949 cases on Saturday and 10,908 cases on Friday.

France also reported 891 people in intensive care units with the new coronavirus on Sunday, up one from the previous day, while the total number of hospital deaths rose by five to 111,472.

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