France again reports over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day

A health worker administers a nasal swab to a patient at a testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Le Blanc Mesnil near Paris, France, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes reuters_tickers
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PARIS (Reuters) - France again registered more than 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections over 24-hours, for the sixth time in 12 days.

The health ministry reported 10,008 new cases on Tuesday, compared to 5,298 on Monday - which usually sees a dip due to weekend data delays - and 10,569 on Sunday, but below the 13,498 high set on Saturday. The new cases pushed the total to 468,069.

The ministry also reported the number of deaths increased to 31,416, an increase of 78, compared to a seven-day moving average of 60 deaths per day.

(Reporting by GV De Clercq; Editing by Chris Reese)

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