France's new COVID-19 infections again above 7,000

PARIS, Sept 2- French health authorities reported 7,017 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, sharply up from Tuesday’s 4,982 figure, and the third time since the beginning of the outbreak that the daily tally has stood above 7,000.. The number of people hospitalised for the disease, while still well below its April 14 peak of 32,292, has gone up for the…

PARIS, Sept 2 (Reuters) – French health authorities reported

7,017 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, sharply up

from Tuesday’s 4,982 figure, and the third time since the

beginning of the outbreak that the daily tally has stood above

7,000.

The number of people hospitalised for the disease, whilestill well below its April 14 peak of 32,292, has gone up forthe fifth day running, at 4,632.

The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19infections increased by 25 to 30,686, and the cumulative numberof cases now totals 293,024.(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by CatherineEvans)

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