Doctors have registered 7 017 new cases of coronavirus infection in France in the last 24 hours. This is evidenced by the data distributed on Wednesday by the agency Sante Publique of the French Ministry of Health.
This is one of the highest daily growth rates since the beginning of the epidemic. Higher rates were recorded only on August 28 (7,379) and March 31 (7,578). To date, a total of 293,024 confirmed cases have been recorded since the beginning of the epidemic in France.
According to the agency, 26 people have died in the last 24 hours from complications caused by coronavirus infection. Currently, there are 4 632 infected people in hospitals, of which 446 are in intensive care.
Earlier, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said that on Wednesday the country crossed the 1 million PCR tests for coronavirus in a week. However, according to Sante Publique, now 4.3% of the tests taken over the past seven days are positive.
вЂњAcross the country, thousands of laboratories are doing their utmost to provide free and direct access to tests [to all citizens], giving priority to people with symptoms and those who have had contact with those infected,вЂќ the minister said.