France Reports 8,550 New Daily COVID-19 Infections​

People wearing protective face masks walk at the financial and business district of La Defense in Nanterre as France reinforces mask-wearing in public places as part of effrots to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across France, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - French health authorities reported 8,550 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, down from Friday's 8,975.

Friday's figure had set a new all-time high of daily additional infections since the disease started to spread in the country at the end of the winter.

The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 increased by 12 to 30,698, and the cumulative number of cases now totals 317,706.