France may be experiencing 1 lakh new COVID-19 cases per day — twice the latest official figure — Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the French government, told RTL radio on October 26.
The country is currently examining whether to tighten lockdown measures further to curb the resurgence of the novel coronavirus, having already imposed night-time curfews on major cities including Paris.
The French health ministry on October 25 reported a record 52,010 new confirmed infections over the previous 24 hours .This took the French tally to 11.38 lakh. The ministry said 116 people died from the infectious disease in the 24-hour period, taking the total deaths in the country to 34,761.
Highest confirmed cases in continental Europe by country (includes recoveries, deaths and active cases)
> France: 11,65,278
> Spain: 10,98,320
> United Kingdom: 9,04,247
> Italy: 5,42,789
> Germany: 4,20,291