Opening of a Covid-19 screening center in Nice.
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The number of new infections was around 16,000 daily cases in the last two days.
According to data published Saturday evening by Public Health France, France has this time recorded 14,412 new cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, the positivity rate continues to rise steadily.
The percentage of people infected among those tested is 7.2%, according to Saturday's figure.
39 deaths in 24 hours
While new restriction measures were announced this week in an attempt to stem the epidemic, 39 people have died in the past 24 hours.
Over the last seven days, 4,102 new hospitalizations were recorded, including 763 serious cases in intensive care.
Since the start of the epidemic, at least 31,700 people have died from causes related to the coronavirus.
The Covid-19 epidemic in France is in "an ascending phase", Public Health France warned on Friday.
Among the “worrying” points, the health agency notes the “increasingly strong circulation” of the virus among the elderly.
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