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France reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, its highest daily number since wide-scale testing was launched in the country.

The number rose to 10,561 new cases on Saturday, up from the previous day’s 9,406 new cases on Friday, the French public health agency said.

Over the , 17 people died in hospital, bringing the country’s total to 30,910.

A total of 417 new patients were admitted to over the last week—28 on Saturday, the agency said.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned Friday there was a “clear worsening” in