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France posts record number of new COVID-19 cases

18 Oct 2020 / 10:08 H.

    PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The French health ministry reported a record number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday at 32,427, after reporting 25,086 on Friday.

    The total number of infections since the start of the year now stands at 867,197 while the total number of deaths stands at 33,392, up by 90 from Friday. (Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Pravin Char)

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