France sees 54% rise in Covid-19 cases in one week

Figures released by French public health authority Santé Publique France on Friday showed a 54 percent increase in recorded cases of Covid-19 virus infection in mainland France, notably high among younger age groups, and a significant jump in reported clusters nationwide, while infected patients in intensive care in hospital rose by one over the past 24 hours marking the first increase in three months.

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Health authorities in France have confirmed a “marked increase” of 54% in the number of coronavirus cases across the French mainland since last week, reports The Guardian.