France has passed the peak of its coronavirus outbreak, the country's Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Sunday.
“Over the past 10 days, there’s been a decrease in the number of new Covid-19 cases, and the positivity rate has been declining, so everything suggests that we have passed a peak of the epidemic,” Veran said in an interview with regional press group Ebra.
"We are once again getting this epidemic under control,” he said.
Veran said the decrease in cases was due to lockdown measures. "But we have not defeated the virus yet," he said.
On Sunday, France reported 27,228 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours. The country's total caseload is surging close to 2 million, according to its health agency.
Intensive Care Unit admissions and hospitalization rates increased on Sunday, after a small dip on Friday and Saturday.