No respite for France: Coronavirus deaths surge to 833 in 24-hour

There is no respite for France, as Coronavirus deaths surge to a new time high in the country, with 833 people struck dead by the virus in a day.

The 833 new coronavirus deaths represent the highest daily toll since since the outbreak of the pandemic..

The total number of people who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 now stands at 8,911, while the number of infections is 98,010, according to the BBC.

“We have not reached the end of the end of the ascent of this epidemic,” warned Health Minister Olivier Véran.

Italy’s daily death toll also rose on Monday after several days of slowing, but Spain’s fell for a fourth day.

It came as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care at a hospital in London after his Covid-19 symptoms worsened.

Meanwhile, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said the pandemic represented the biggest challenge the European Union had ever faced and that her government was ready to contribute to helping the bloc economically.

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