France records 52,010 new coronavirus infections
France on Sunday reported 52,010 new coronavirus cases, a shocking rise over Saturday's cases of 45,422.
The new infections signal the biggest single-day increase since record-keeping for the epidemic began. The total number of cases has crossed 1.13 million.
HEALTH AUTHORITIES ON ALERT
The country saw 116 more fatalities on Sunday, down from 137 on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 34,761. The test positivity rate is also on the rise, currently standing at 17%.
Hospitalized cases stand at 12,176, up by 463 over Saturday, with 1,816 of those patients remaining in intensive care.
France is in a state of emergency, declared last week by both houses of parliament with a new bill passed on Saturday by the National Assembly that will extend the current state until Feb. 16, 2021. The bill will go to the Senate on Wednesday for confirmation.