France reported 26,771 new coronavirus cases and 257 deaths in the past 24 hours

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French hospitals registered 1,307 new coronavirus patients on Monday in the highest one-day increase since April 2, which saw 1,607 new patients, as the health system comes under increasing stress from a runaway infection rate.

French health ministry data showed that the country now has a total of 17,784 coronavirus patients in its hospitals, compared with a record 32,292 on April 14, at the height of the gruelling eight-week lockdown in the spring.

The death toll went up by 257, taking the cumulative total since the start of the epidemic to 35,018


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** This post was originally published on October 27, 2020 **