FRANCE sees highest ever coronavirus cases with 90,000 testing positive in one day
France has been devastated by a second wave of coronavirus, and on Saturday, November 7, the country recorded its highest ever figure as 86,852 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in a single day. This was a record high for France for the third day running.
Medical services are under increasing pressure as 27,600 people are currently being treated in French hospitals for the virus, with 85 per cent of ICU beds being taken up by coronavirus patients. Responding to the news that some 20’009 people were admitted to hospital in the last week alone, Prime Minister Jean Castex said that the second wave has arrived in the country “brutally and violently”.
France has the fourth-highest number in Europe overall, with 1.7 million people having tested positive and a total of 40,000 Covid-related deaths.
The country is currently under a month-long lockdown, with stricter measures in place since October 30 in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. The lockdown measures will remain in place until December 1, but are reviewed every two weeks.
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