France reports over 217,000 new COVID-19 infections - health ministry

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People walk in the Tuileries Garden near the Louvre museum in Paris, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, February 19, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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PARIS, March 29 (Reuters) - France on Tuesday reported 217,480 new COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, a level unseen since early February.

1,538 people are currently in intensive care units, France's health ministry said, 5 more than on Monday.

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Reporting by Tassilo Hummel, Editing by Franklin Pa

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