France says number of confirmed coronavirus cases up by 8,051 over 24 hours

A health worker, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, administers a nasal swab to a patient at a drive-through testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in front of a laboratory in Thouare-sur-Loire near Nantes, France, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe reuters_tickers
This content was published on September 29, 2020 - 19:35

PARIS (Reuters) - French health authorities on Tuesday reported 8,051 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, up sharply from Monday's 4,070.

The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections rose by 85 to 31,893, versus 81 on Monday. The cumulative number of cases now totals 550,690.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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