France: Over 19,000 Fresh COVID-19 Infections Reported

Published January 2nd, 2021 - 05:53 GMT
This picture shows the illuminated eiffel tower during the New Year's Eve as a 8:00 pm-6:00 am curfew is implemented in France to avoid a third wave of Covid-19 infections, in Paris, on January 1, 2021. There is still a nationwide overnight curfew from 8:00 pm to halt the spread of the virus while restaurants and cafes as well as theatres and cinemas remain closed. Stefano RELLANDINI / AFP
This picture shows the illuminated eiffel tower during the New Year's Eve as a 8:00 pm-6:00 am curfew is implemented in France to avoid a third wave of Covid-19 infections, in Paris, on January 1, 2021. There is still a nationwide overnight curfew from 8:00 pm to halt the spread of the virus while restaurants and cafes as well as theatres and cinemas remain closed. Stefano RELLANDINI / AFP
Highlights
133 new fatalities reported, raising total to 64,765.

France reported 19,348 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing total infections to 2.6 million. 

Fatalities rose to 64,765 with 133 additional deaths. The positivity rate is currently at 3.8%.

Of 7,242 patients receiving treatment at hospitals in the past seven days, 1,133 are in intensive care.

Because of rising cases, a curfew would be extended in 15 departments across four high-risk regions beginning Saturday, according to government spokesman Gabriel Attal.

They include Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Haute- Saone, the Vosges, the Territoire de Belfort, Moselle, Nievre and Saone-et-Loire.

Health Minister Olivier Veran noted Wednesday that daily cases are not increasing but are still at a very high level.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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