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France Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 10,000, Most Since Lockdown

Shoppers wearing protective face masks pass food stalls at the Edgar Quinet market in Paris, France, on Sept. 9.

Shoppers wearing protective face masks pass food stalls at the Edgar Quinet market in Paris, France, on Sept. 9.

Photographer: Cyril Marcilhacy/Bloomberg

France reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the largest daily increase since the end of the country’s lockdown in May, a day after Prime Minister Jean Castex warned of a “clear worsening” in the spread of the virus.

Cases rose by 10,561 over 24 hours, according to data from the public health agency published online. The seven-day rolling average stands at 8,029 and has been steadily climbing for almost four weeks.