The head of the Directorate General of the French Ministry of Health, Jerome Salomon, said that the number of coronavirus infections in the country since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 2 million cases.
It was reported on Tuesday, November 17, by the BFMTV channel.
“We are crossing the threshold of two million cases in France this evening,” Salomon said, noting that the number of new cases detected per day has been declining for several days.
With a population of 67 million in France, it turns out that every 33rd has become infected.
Over the past 24 hours, 33.5 thousand patients with coronavirus have been hospitalized in the country, 437 people have died in hospitals. The total number of deaths from coronavirus in the country now stands at 46.2 thousand.
Recall, a day earlier, on November 16, French Minister of Health Olivier Veran said that France had overcome the peak of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And Prime Minister Jean Castex said that quarantine would not be mitigated in France. And the tight restrictions are likely to last until the summer of 2021.
At the same time, we recall that in France, as in many European countries, there were massive protests against quarantine restrictions.