France Could Soon Top 100,000 New Coronavirus Infections *a Day*

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    Pascal Rossignol/ReutersAs France, roughly a fifth the size of the United States, logged a whopping 52,010 new coronavirus infections overnight Monday, a government adviser said the astonishing case numbers could easily double.“We estimate, on the scientific committee, that we are more in the region of 100,000 cases per day” Prof. Jean-François Delfraissy—a sort of French Dr. Anthony Fauci—told RTL radio on Monday. “There is probably far more than 50,000 cases per day.”The high number of new infections comes as France extends its 9 p.m. curfew to more cities, affecting 46 million of the country’s 66 million citizens, to try to get a handle on the spread of the coronavirus amid concerns that ICU wards are filling up fast. In Paris, 64 percent of ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients, and authorities warn that things could soon be out of control. Read more at The Daily Beast.

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