Coronavirus: France new COVID-19 cases surge, 16,282 new confirmed cases

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France reported a new surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours along with another rise in deaths, according to data published from the country’s health ministry on Wednesday.

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The ministry said there had been a further 16,282 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases in France to 2,170,097.

It added the death toll had risen to 50,618 - up by more than 380 from the previous day.

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