New French COVID cases could mark 100,000 per day
PARIS (FRANCE) – France may be witnessing 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, which is twice the latest official figure, according to Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the pandemic, on Monday.
Delfraissy said, “There is probably more than 50,000 cases per day. We estimate, on the scientific committee, that we are more in the region of 100,000 cases per day.”
France has already imposed night-time curfews on major cities including Paris.
The health ministry on Sunday hit a record 52,010 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the last one day, as a second wave of cases sweeps through Europe.
The new cases has taken the French total to 1,138,507, and France has overtaken Argentina and Spain in registering the world’s fifth-highest number of cases.
The ministry said 116 people had lost lives from coronavirus infection in the 24 hours to Sunday, taking total deaths to 34,761.