People walk on the Pont des Arts, on November 14, 2020 in Paris, as France is on a lockdown to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo: AFP)
The number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases and deaths in France rose sharply in the last 24 hours, according to French health ministry data published on Saturday.
France registered 32,095 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours to reach a total of 1,954,599. Deaths in hospitals in France from COVID-19 rose by 359 over the previous 24 hours to reach a total of 44,246 so far.