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France reports new post-lockdown peak in daily COVID-19…

PARIS, Aug 13 – The French health ministry reported 2,669 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Thursday, setting a new post-lockdown daily high for the second day in a row and taking the country’s cumulative total of cases to 209,365.

The seven-day moving average of new infections, which averages out weekly data reporting irregularities, increased to 1,962, a total that has doubled over the last two weeks and is at levels not seen since the end of April. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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