The number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases and deaths in France rose sharply in the last 24 hours, according to French health ministry data published on Saturday.

Iran PressEurope: France registered 32,095 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours to reach a total of 1,954,599.

According to France Health Ministry, Deaths in hospitals in France from COVID-19 rose by 359 over the previous 24 hours to reach a total of 44,246 so far.

Before this French Prime Minister Jean Castex in a comment on the new death toll rising said: "Today in France 1 in 4 deaths is due to the virus."

Castex also echoed the extreme amount of death toll coming ahead and added: "France is facing an extremely strong second epidemic wave."

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