Posted by: Daniela Socolovschi
News / International
27 Sep. 2020 / 12:44
France: The number of new cases of coronavirus infection decreases slightly
France reported 14,412 new cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday, slightly lower than on Thursday and Friday, when about 16,000 cases were recorded, AFP reports, quoted by Agerpres.
However, the positive rate continues to increase regularly, with the percentage of positive cases on Saturday being 7.2% of the total tests performed.
According to authorities, 39 people have died in the last 24 hours - compared to 56 in the previous 24 hours - bringing the total number of COVID-19 victims to at least 31,700.
In the last seven days, 4,102 hospitalizations were registered, out of which 763 serious cases in intensive care.
The COVID-19 epidemic is in an "upward phase," the public health agency warned on Friday, citing "worrying the growing circulation" of the virus among the elderly as a matter of concern.