PARIS (Reuters) - France has registered about 47,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, Health Minister Olivier Veran told lawmakers on Tuesday, the highest one-day tally since April 8 at the height of the third wave of the pandemic.
The latest data will push the cumulative total of cases in France since the start of the pandemic to 7.67 million and the seven-day moving average of new infections well over 32,000.
During the third wave in the spring, the seven-day average briefly rose above 42,000. On April 8, France recorded nearly 85,000 COVID-19 infections.
Authoritities say the vast majority of COVID-19 patients now in hospital have not been vaccinated. About 75% of the French population has now been fully vaccinated.
On Monday, France registered its biggest jump in COVID-19 hospital admissions since the spring, with the number of patients in hospital with the virus up by 470 to 9,860 and the number of patients in intensive care up by 117 to 1,749 people.
Updated figures for Tuesday will be released after 6 pm (1700 GMT).
(Reporting by Sophie Louet; Writing by Geert De Clercq, Editing by Tassilo Hummel and Gareth Jones)