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France sees record infection in 24hrs

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:30 AM, 11 October 2020  

France sees record infection in 24hrs

France sees record infection in 24hrs

France reported 27,000 new coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours for the first time since the outbreak start.

The European nation reported 26,896 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday – the second consecutive day of record daily cases after recording about 20,000 on Friday.

Deaths increased by 54 to 32,684, according to the government health agency.

The positive-test rate increased to 11 percent from 10.4 percent on Friday. The latest jump in new cases was a 3.9 percent increase from the number reported on Friday and compares with a 2.5 percent average daily rise over the previous week.

There's "no doubt whatsoever" about the challenge facing hospitals in the next two weeks, Aurelien Rousseau, head of the Paris region's health agency, said on Twitter earlier on Saturday.

"We urgently need to slow down contamination so the pressure doesn't become untenable.".

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