France on Friday reported more than 125,000 new coronavirus infections.
France reported more than 125,000 new coronavirus infections on Friday, pushing the seven-day moving average of new infections to 99,316, the highest level since April 19.
After falling from a maximum of over 140,000 a day in early April, the average daily new infections fell to less than 18,000 a day in late May.
But as it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask in most places except in hospitals and a sharp rise in international travel, the trend reversed in June and authorities have said France is now in a seventh wave of the epidemic.
The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care rose by 29 to 960 on Friday, but remained well below the level of over 3,000 seen at the beginning of the year. The number of average new Covid-19 deaths has been stable at around 40 a day for about three weeks.
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne this week called for social distancing and asked citizens to start wearing masks again in closed spaces, especially in public transport, but did not talk about making mask wearing mandatory again.
Masks were mandatory in public transport until mid-May.
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The average daily number of new Covid-19 infections in France rises to almost 100,000
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