France reports new post-lockdown peak in daily COVID-19 cases

(REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

The French health ministry reported 2,669 new infections over the past 24 hours on Thursday, setting a new post-lockdown daily high for the second day in a row and taking the country's cumulative total of cases to 209,365.

The seven-day moving average of new infections, which averages out weekly data reporting irregularities, increased to 1,962, a total that has doubled over the last two weeks and is at levels not seen since the end of April.

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