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Covid-19: 1 Parisian infected every 30 seconds and the virus won’t stop for Christmas – Health Minister Veran

Meanwhile, France reported a grim record of 52,518 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, as its death toll rose by 416 to 37,435. Health Minister Olivier Véran claimed that the equivalent of one Parisian every 30 seconds are being infected with coronavirus at current rates, while every 15 minutes another Covid-19 patient is hospitalized.

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