The French Ministry of Health has reported this Sunday 52,010 new confirmed positives of coronavirus and 116 deaths detected in the last 24 hours, a number of infections that represents a very sharp rise in the curve of this second wave unprecedented in the entire pandemic.

France has 1,138,507 confirmed cases and 34,761 deaths related to the coronavirus. There are 12,176 new hospitalizations in the last seven days and 1,816 patients in intensive care.

In addition, 2,321 outbreaks of infection have been recorded and 92 of the country’s 101 departments are in a situation of “high vulnerability”, according to the latest official bulletin.

This Saturday, the National Assembly approved the bill to extend the state of health emergency until February 16, 2021. This exceptional regime authorizes the government to impose restrictions.

The government has thus extended the curfew to 54 départements and Polynesia, bringing the total number of people affected by the measure to 46 out of 67 million.


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