France and UK set record daily figures for coronavirus cases

France and UK set record daily figures for coronavirus cases
WHO COVID-19 update 11 March 2020. Click to enlarge for legibility. Screen cap by author

[Ed. – Do the Democrats hold Trump responsible for these as well?]

Britain and France both posted record high rises in the daily number of coronavirus cases on Saturday evening.

France reported 17,000 new cases, with 49 additional deaths on the same day. More than 32,000 people have now died of the virus in France, and more than 606,625 people have been infected. The rate of positive coronavirus tests rose to 7.9% from 7.7% in the country.

Bars and restaurants are closed in the southern port of Marseilles, and rising infection rates mean similar closures could soon apply in the capital, Paris. Mask-wearing is compulsory, even outdoors, in a number of French cities.

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In Britain, the Health Ministry reported almost 13,000 new cases, almost double the cases reported on Friday. The British government said the sudden spike was due to a “technical issue” which caused a delay in reporting previous cases.

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