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France reports new all time high of new COVID-19 cases, at almost 19,000

PARIS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 18,746 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over 24 hours on Wednesday, a new all-time daily high, and almost double of Tuesday’s tally of 10,489.

The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections was up by 80, at 32,445, and the cumulative number of cases now totals 653,509. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by)

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