France reports close to 67,500 new daily COVID cases

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker administers a nasal swab to a man at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing point in Paris, France, December 31, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Reuters) – France on Monday reported 67,641 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, a figure much lower than a couple of days ago, when daily additional infections were over 200,000.

But reported cases always tend to dip on Monday and the 67,641 is a record for that day, and the tally is more than twice as high as one week ago.

The seven-day moving average of new cases in France, which smoothes out daily reporting irregularities, reached a new all-time high of 167,338, jumping almost fivefold in a month.

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