France registered 111 deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals on Tuesday, the first time since June 1 that the daily toll was more than 100, health ministry data showed.
The new figures took the cumulative death toll from COVID-19 since the start of the epidemic to 112,844.
The seven-day moving average of deaths increased to 72, from 66 on Monday and fewer than 20 per day at the end of July.
France also reported that there were 1,953 people in intensive care units with COVID-19.
Photo: A medical staff member waits to be vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a medical staff members vaccination at the Semur en Auxois hospital center, near Dijon, France. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON