France reports 50,659 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

During the COVID-19 outbreak in France on April 1, 2021, people wearing protective masks shop at the local market in Nantes. (Stephane Mahe / Reuters)

Paris-France reported 50,659 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, 59,038 on Wednesday and 45,641 on Thursday a week ago.

A total of 5,109 people were in the French intensive care unit with COVID-19, an increase of 56 from the previous day.

France’s Minister of Health Olivier VĂ©ran said the new restrictions announced by French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday could reach the peak of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 7 to 10 days. ..

Macron said the school would be closed for three weeks as it ordered France to blockade the country for the third time and tried to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that could overwhelm hospitals.

France also reported 308 new deaths in hospitals due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in hospitals to 69,904.

Dominique Vidaron and Nicholas Delame