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A health worker, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, talks to a patient at a drive-through testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in front of a laboratory in Thouare-sur-Loire near Nantes, France, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe. PARIS (Reuters) - France’s new COVID-19 cases increased by more than 10,000 for the first time in three days on Wednesday while the number of people hospitalised with the disease rose by almost a hundred to a 10-week high of 6,590. French health authorities reported 12,845 additional infections after 8,051 new cases on Sunday and 4,070 on Saturday. The total number of confirmed cases stands at 563,535, the second-highest tally in West... Full story

30 September