France reports over 37,000 new coronavirus cases

France reports over 37,000 new coronavirus cases
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France registered 37,014 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the public health authority announced Sunday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Another 131 people died in hospitals, taking the country’s death toll to 94,623.

The latest figures for infections brought the country’s case count to more than 4.54 million.

A total of 27,712 people are being treated at hospitals with 4,872 in intensive care.

The number of people in France who have been vaccinated since Dec. 27 last year now exceeds 7.79 million, including more than 2.674 million who received their second jabs, according to Health Ministry data.

On March 16, the one-year anniversary of France’s first nationwide lockdown, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said “the pandemic is playing overtime. We are in what looks like a form of a third wave[…]characterized by the variants.”

Two days later, Castex took his first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine as its administration was resumed nationwide following an eight-day suspension due to safety concerns.

A week later on March 25, the country banned outdoor gatherings of more than six people to stem the spread of the disease as a third wave of infections peaked with a record 45,000 new cases.

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