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France reports new daily record of 335,000 Covid cases

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 6th January, 2022 06:05:35 PM
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France reports new daily record of 335,000 Covid cases

France set a record for new Covid cases over a 24-hour period on Wednesday with 335,000 additional infections recorded, Health Minister Olivier Veran told parliament.

 It was the first time that French cases breached 300,000, smashing the previous record established on Tuesday when 271,686 new Covid cases were recorded.

 The French health authority was to publish the exact figure later on Wednesday "but from memory, we had 335,000 infections in our country", Veran said.

He was speaking during a debate on the government's plan to replace the current health pass -- which contains proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery -- with a "vaccine pass" for which only people with full vaccination qualify.

Around five million people in France are still unvaccinated, with 20 percent of them considered to be at high risk from Covid.