The French health ministry said today a staggering 5,429 people have been infected with the deadly virus over the last 24 hours. This marks a new post-lockdown high.
This brings the total number of people infected with the virus in France to 253,587.
Due to a technical glitch, the figures for the cumulative death toll and for hospitalisations for today were not available.
On Tuesday, the ministry said the death toll had risen by 16 bringing the total to 30,544.
Around 4,600 people were in hospital with 410 in intensive care.
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