France reports new record of over 50,000 new coronavirus infections in a day

People wearing masks, walk in the Invalides district of Paris, Sunday, Oct.25, 2020. A curfew intended to curb the spiraling spread of the coronavirus, has been imposed in many regions of France including Paris and its suburbs. (AP Photo)

France registered 52,010 new confirmed coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, following a record 45,422 on Saturday, the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

It also said that 116 people had died from coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours, compared to from 137 on Saturday.

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