France reports 12,489 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: French hospital faces second wave of COVID-19 patients

PARIS (Reuters) - France on Sunday recorded 12,489 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, up from the 3,466 reported a day earlier, the Health Ministry said in a daily update.

The increase was higher than the government's target of 5,000 or less per day and brought the cumulative total to 2,665,728, the ministry's data showed.

The COVID-19 death toll was up by 116 to 65,037, after rising by 157 on Saturday.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas, Editing by Timothy Heritage)