France 24
France 24 9 Oct 2020

French Covid-19 cases climb by more than 20,000 in a single day in new record


The number of new coronavirus infections in France jumped more than 20,000 in one day for the first time since the start of the pandemic, health ministry data showed on Friday.

The Thanksgiving travel rush is underway as coronavirus infections are skyrocketing across the country. CBS News' Bofta Yimam joins CBSN AM with more.
Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, highlights an "extraordinarily rapid rise" in COVID-19 cases in the UK, driven by a new variant of the virus.

Two graphs illustrate that the previous tier system was 'proving effective' in supressing the original coronavirus variant, which first hit the UK in March - but that the new, more infectious, variant requires stricter measures.
#France's new #Covid-19 infections are on average increasing by more than 18,000 a day, a seven-week high, and the number of people hospitalised is rising again as the country grapples with the more infectious #variant of the virus first found in Britain.
Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, told CBS News' Omar Villafranca that an increase in coronavirus cases, and eventually deaths, is expected in the weeks following Thanksgiving.

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