France reports 23,852 new COVID-19 cases, 229 deaths

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-14 04:29:21|Editor: huaxia
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People wearing masks walk on the Bir-Hakeim bridge near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Jan. 13, 2021. France on Wednesday confirmed 23,852 infections with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the biggest one-day tally since Jan. 6, as more infectious variants circulate, posing growing risk of the epidemic rebound, health authorities data showed. France's cumulative number of infections has grown to 2,830,442, with the coronavirus-related deaths surpassing 69,000 after 229 patients died in one day. About 47 cases of the variant were confirmed in France where the new strain accounted for an estimated 1 percent of the COVID-19 infections, said Health Minister Olivier Veran on Tuesday during a hearing at the parliament. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

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