Coronavirus: France reports 854 COVID-19 deaths, 36,330 new infections

A man rides a bicycle in an almost deserted street in Paris on the first day of the second national lockdown as part of the COVID-19 measures to fight a second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), France, October 30, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

French health authorities on Tuesday reported 36,330 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, well below the 52,518 record set on Monday, but the 854 daily death toll linked to the disease was the highest since April 15.

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That tally was double Monday’s 416 figure and the total number of fatalities now stands at 38,289

The cumulative number of cases now totals 1,502,763, the fifth-highest in the world.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 03 November 2020 KSA 21:37 - GMT 18:37