France reports highest number of daily coronavirus cases

Paris, 16th August: France records the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since June.

According to reports, new coronavirus cases in France top 2,500 for the third day.

France has declared Paris and the port city of Marseille high-risk zones after cases reached levels not seen since April.

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The French health ministry has reported more than 2,500 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, setting a new post-lockdown daily high for the third day in a row, and taking the country’s cumulative total of cases to 249,611.

With more than 30,000 deaths, France has the third-highest death toll in Europe, behind the UK and Italy.

The French government’s top scientific body this week warned that France risked tipping into a situation like Spain’s, and said a second wave was highly likely later this year.

Covid-19 has infected more than 21.6 million people worldwide

“The situation is precarious and we could at any moment tip into a scenario that is less under control, like in Spain,” said the French scientific committee in a statement published by the government’s health ministry, which was reported by Reuters.

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