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France reports second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases on record

PARIS, Sept 9 (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 8,577 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the second-highest number of daily additional infections on record since the disease started to spread in the country at the end of the winter.

The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections increased by 30, to 30,794, after rise of 38 on Tuesday. The cumulative number of cases now totals 344,101. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chris Reese)

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