July 29, 2020 / 6:06 PM / in 11 days

France's reports almost 1,400 new COVID-19 cases, a one-month high

PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 1,392 additional confirmed cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, at 185,196, the highest daily increase since more than a month.

There were also 15 new deaths linked to the disease, taking the total to 30,238, a figure higher the daily average increase of nine seen over the last week.

In a statement, authorities said the number of people in hospital for COVID-19 went down again, pursuing a two-month downward trend. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Franklin Paul)

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