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French COVID-19 ICU treatments above 2,000 threshold, at five-month high

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in France

PARIS (Reuters) – French health authorities said the number of people treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 has gone beyond the 2,000 threshold on Monday, a first since May 17, with the renewed strain on the hospital system showing no signs of abating despite the partial curfew put in place since Saturday.

The number of people hospitalised for the disease stood above the 11,000 threshold for the first time since June 12.

France has reported soaring COVID-19 infections since thebeginning of September, prompting the government to put nine cities, including Paris, under an initial four-week curfew running from 9 pm to 6 am.

(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chris Reese)

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