France’s coronavirus cases jump by 800 overnight

France's coronavirus cases jump by 800 overnight

The number of coronavirus cases in France jumped by 800 between Thursday and Friday, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said at a news conference.

Just a few days ago, France was reporting about 200 cases a day, which had already been enough to raise alarm of an outbreak in the country.

France now has 3,661 cases nationwide and 79 deaths, according to the health ministry and Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.

There are now more than 136,000 coronavirus cases globally and more than 5,000 related deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

Here’s the WHO’s breakdown:

Total cases: 136,895

Deaths: 5,077

Countries or territories with cases: 123

China remains the hardest hit country, with close to 81,000 cases. Italy has more than 15,000 cases, followed by Iran, with more than 11,000 cases.

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