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France reports 6,111 new COVID-19 infections, second-highest level ever

Reuters , Thursday 27 Aug 2020
French Health Minister Olivier Veran wears a protective face mask as he attends a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in France, at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France August 27, 2020. REUTERS
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France on Thursday recorded 6,111 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the highest level since lockdown ended and the second-highest ever, since the 7,578 high set on March 30 during lockdown and at the height of the epidemic.

The French health ministry said the total number of confirmed infections now stood at 259,698.

On Wednesday, the country recorded 5,429 new infections, which was a new post-lockdown record.


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