This is exactly 29,837. The new Covid-19 contaminations recorded in France in the past 24 hours. A decrease compared to 32,427 positive cases identified the day before. It should be noted that the test positivity rate continues to increase and now stands at 13.2%.
— BFMTV (@BFMTV) October 18, 2020
In the last 24 hours, the health authorities deplore 85 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, against 90 on Saturday. Since the start of the epidemic, the results now show at least 33,477 victims in France, including 22,565 in hospitals alone.
The coronavirus affects 39,983,975 people worldwide and is responsible for the death of at least 1,120,973 people. Note that the coronavirus disease appeared in China (Wuhan) in December 2019 before gradually spreading to the rest of the world.