France may be experiencing 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day – government advisor

A woman wearing a protective face mask as a measure against the spread of the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, rides a bicycle on October 22, 2020 in a street of Saint-Etienne, central eastern France. (File/AFP)
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Updated 26 October 2020

France may be experiencing 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day – government advisor

  • France registered a record 52,010 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours

PARIS: France may be experiencing 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day — two times more than the latest figures — Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the pandemic, told RTL radio on Monday.
“There is probably more than 50,000 cases per day. We estimate, on the scientific committee, that we are more in the region of 100,000 cases per day,” said Delfraissy.
France registered a record 52,010 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday, as a second wave of cases surges through Europe.
The new cases took the French total to 1,138,507, with France now ahead of Argentina and Spain to register the world’s fifth highest number of cases after the United States, India, Brazil and Russia.


Thailand reports 198 new coronavirus cases

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Thailand reports 198 new coronavirus cases

  • Seven of the new infections were imported, a COVID-19 taskforce told a briefing

BANGKOK: Thailand on Sunday reported 198 new coronavirus cases, taking its total number of confirmed infections to 13,500.
Seven of the new infections were imported, a COVID-19 taskforce told a briefing. One additional coronavirus-related death was recorded, bringing total fatalities to 73 since the outbreak began last year.