France sets new daily record over 50,000 COVID-19 cases
Published: 02:56 PM, 26 October 2020
France set a new daily record for coronavirus infections with 52,010 recorded in the last 24 hours, official data showed on Sunday.
The Public Health France authority said a total of 116 people had died over the same period, bringing the total number of fatalities since the start of the outbreak to 34,761.
France has also passed the symbolic marker of one million confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, the French government has extended an overnight curfew to cover areas that are home to around 46 million people or two out of every three French citizens.
President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said it was too early to say whether a new lockdown was looming after such a move was imposed nationwide for two months in the spring.