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France records sharp surge in new daily Covid-19 infections

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The French health ministry reported 26,457 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Wednesday, up sharply from 11,395 on Tuesday, and alevel unseen since Nov. 18. 

France, which launched its gradual vaccination campaign Sunday, saw the number of persons hospitalised for the disease decline by 183 over 24 hours.

However, the Covid-19 death toll was up by 303, at 64,381, versus a rise of 969 on Tuesday.

France’s cumulative total of cases now stands at 2,600,498, the fifth-highest in the world.

(REUTERS)



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