France reports highest daily rise in corona virus cases


France confirmed on Monday a spike of 4,897 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, the highest single-day figure since the start of the outbreak.

The death toll in France currently stands at 30,513 with overall cases at 242,899, according to the Health Ministry.

A total of 4,709 people remain in hospital -- 383 of those in intensive care.

Health Minister Olivier Veran said in a statement that France has achieved the ability to test 700,000 people per week -- roughly 1% of the French population.