France reports new record daily COVID-19 cases, at more than 58,000

A medical staff member emerges from a COVID-19 mobile tent testing area in front of a pharmacy near Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, France, November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - French director of public health on Thursday reported 58,046 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, setting a daily record for the second time in four days, versus 40,558 on Wednesday.

The figure was published shortly after Paris announced new restrictive measures on top of a second national lockdown enforced since last Friday.

The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections rose by 363 to 39,037, versus 385 on Wednesday and a seven-day moving average of 431.

The cumulative number of cases now totals 1,601,367.

Reporting by Jean-Stephane Brosse and Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Hugh Lawson