France broke Saturday its COVID-19 all-time record of 20,000. startling 104,000 cases in a single day— while the U.K. surpassed 122,000 cases.

France had just under 94,000 new cases during the last record. France has more than 16,000 COVID-19-insured patients, with 3,300 in intensive care.

French President Emmanuel Macron was planning to meet Monday with his Health Defense Council to discuss new ways to make the country more secure. Bloomberg reports that full vaccinations with boosters will soon be necessary to gain entry into any restaurant, bar or cultural venue.

France, with a population of 65 million, is close in population to the U.K.’s 67 million. Spain with 47 million inhabitants, set a new record. 50,000 casesItaly (60mil) had almost 45,000 cases in its count on Thursday earlier this week. Other European countries are also overwhelmed by the soaring number of cases and new restrictions.

There were more than 700,000 cases worldwide on Friday — and close to 152,000 new cases on Christmas Day in the U.S.

Florida hit a new all-time record of 32,850 COVID casesAccording to The Miami Herald, it was reported as of Saturday. Previous record reported on the previous day.

Florida has now recorded 3,864,288 deaths and 384,288 instances of the pandemic since March 2020.

“Omicron is 10 [times] more potent at causing reinfection than previous variants — protection from prior infection is not as good as protection from triple” vaccination, Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious-disease expert at Florida International University, told the Herald.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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