France has still recorded more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, as on Saturday, a threshold unprecedented since May, according to figures from Public Health France posted online Sunday evening.
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The count – 3,015 new cases over the last day that has passed – is however a little lower than that reported on Saturday (3,310).
The number of patients in intensive care remains stable compared to the day before (376) and Public Health France has only recorded one additional death in 24 hours, in hospital.
The total number of deaths since the start of the epidemic has risen to 30,410 according to the report presented on Sunday by Public Health France.
The number of new cases of COVID-19, which is on the rise again this summer, greatly worries the authorities, who fear a second wave.
More and more cities now require the wearing of masks in certain outdoor areas. And the question of the mask in collective closed places becomes recurrent.
The government thus wants to modify “by the end of August” the health rules to contain the coronavirus in companies, in particular via the “compulsory wearing of a mask” in certain situations, indicates the Minister of Labor Élisabeth Borne, in an interview with Sunday newspaper.