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France Has Record New Covid-19 Cases as Omicron Spreads

  • More than 91,000 new positive readings reported Thursday
  • Easily transmissible new variant quickly becoming dominant
French Border Police Checks on Travelers at Paris Gare du Nord
Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg
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French Covid-19 infections hit a record as the spread of the more easily transmissible omicron variant gathered pace across much of Europe. 

New daily cases totaled 91,608 in France on Thursday, public health office data show. That surpassed the previous high of almost 87,000 from November of last year.