Macron crisis: France coronavirus cases rocket to over 10k in devastating record

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The French Health Ministry has recorded 10,561 new positive tests for coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The latest figure is more than 100 higher than the previous day when 9,406 cases were confirmed on Friday.

The worrying figure also surpasses the previous daily record set just 48 hours ago – when 9,843 new cases were detected on Thursday.

In the past 24 hours coronavirus fatalities in hospitals and nursing homes have increased by 17 – taking the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 30,910.

The latest figures also show there was 2,432 new hospital admissions in the past seven days, including 417 patients requiring intensive care.

This is a developing news story, more to follow.

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