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10/17, 8:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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France reports record daily COVID-19 infections at 32,427

The number of daily coronavirus infections in France increased by 32,427 over the past 24 hours to reach a total of 867,197, the French Public Health Agency said on Monday. The figure marks the largest daily jump in cases the country has seen since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 deaths in France rose by 90 to a total of 33,392. Health officials added that the COVID-19 test positivity rate in France rose to 13.1%.

Last week, the French government decided to introduce a public health state of emergency, as well as a curfew, due to the new spike in infections. The new measures are set to take effect tomorrow.

Breaking the News / NP