This is the record for people infected in a single day with the covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic and the total number of confirmed cases through testing in France is 497,237.
In the last 24 hours, there were 52 deaths due to the new coronavirus, which causes the covid-19 disease, bringing the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 31,511.
The test positivity rate continues to rise to 6.5% from 6.2% on Wednesday.
Hospitals in the Paris region announced today that they will start postponing non-urgent operations again due to the increase in the number of cases in the capital.
At the same time, the Marseille region will try to curb the governmental imposition of restaurant closings for the next 15 days announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Health.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed at least 978,448 deaths and almost 32 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.