Coronavirus Circulation In France Rising, Says Health Ministry

France is confident they’re “very far” from a second wave.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Coronavirus circulation in France is increasing at a moderate pace due to an insufficient number of people with symptoms getting tested and isolating themselves, the health ministry said.

According to CNN, this was reflected from the increase in the number of clusters, calls to SOS doctors, emergency room visits and hospitalisations.

With 100 active clusters across the country, France’s Health Minister Olivier Veran said that there are “worrying signs” of a resurgence. However, he added that France is far from a second wave of Covid-19.

The national reproduction rate of the virus is currently more than one, which means infection rates may climb again after months of decline.

As of yesterday, France has a total of more than 176,000 of confirmed cases, with more than 30,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

A total of 467 patients are currently in intensive care, out of 6,589 hospitalised patients.

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