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France Has Most Virus Deaths Since April as Macron Readies Curbs

  • Deaths linked to coronavirus jump by 523 to 35,541 in 24 hours
  • Cases are rising exponentially, government spokesman says
Emmanuel Macron will hold a televised address Wednesday evening to announce new initiatives to tackle the second wave of the virus.

Emmanuel Macron will hold a televised address Wednesday evening to announce new initiatives to tackle the second wave of the virus.

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

France reported its most deaths from coronavirus since April, as President Emmanuel Macron readied new measures to control the spread of the disease.

Deaths linked to the virus jumped by 523 to 35,541, health authorities reported Tuesday. That’s the biggest daily increase since April 22, before the end of France’s nationwide lockdown.