PARIS (FRANCE) – French health authorities logged in 4,240 new COVID infections in 24 hours on Monday, down from Sunday’s 18,346 but higher than last Monday’s 3,736. With this authorities fear the country might have to go for a third lockdown.
Adding to their woes are the number of people being treated in the intensive care units (ICUs). Those being treated for the disease was up again at 3,041, going above the 3,000 threshold , a limit that led the government to relax the second lockdown on Dec. 15 for the first time since Dec. 9.
Total number of cases in France now stands at 3,057,857, the sixth-highest in the world.