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French coronavirus cases jump to new daily record over 13,000

PARIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - France reported on Friday that it had registered 13,215 new confirmed coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, a new record, after the number of cases on Thursday exceeded 10,000 for the second time in a week.

The health ministry also said that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 increased to 31,249 from 31,095 on Thursday, an increase of 154 that is a four-month high. (Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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