DGS underlined that the circulation of the virus increases particularly among young adults and in cities such as Marseille or Paris.
In the French capital today, the obligation to wear a mask was imposed in some of the most frequented areas of the city, including the banks of the River Seine or several shopping streets, while in Marseille the same measure began to be applied on Saturday.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 731,000 deaths and infected more than 19.8 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
The United States is the country with the most deaths (162,938) and also with the most confirmed cases of infection (more than 5 million).
Next are Brazil (101,049 dead, more than 3 million cases), Mexico (52,298, more than 480,000 infected), the United Kingdom (46,526 dead, more than 311,000 cases) and India (44,386 dead and more than 2.2 million infected).
Russia, with 14,973 dead, is the fourth country in the world in number of infected, after the USA, Brazil and India, with more than 890 thousand cases, followed by South Africa, with more than 559 thousand cases and 10,408 dead .
In Europe, the highest number of fatalities is registered in the United Kingdom (46,526 dead, more than 311 thousand cases), followed by Italy (35,209 dead, more than 250 thousand cases), France (30,625 dead, more than 331 thousand cases) and Spain (28,500 deaths, more than 322 thousand cases).
Portugal accounts for 1,750 deaths in 52,537 cases of infection.