The number of coronavirus cases in France under intensive care has seen a rapid rise, increasing to 45 on Sunday after seeing 39 only two days prior.
The death toll in the country rose to 16 and the number of confirmed cases of the virus jumped to 949, most of them reported in the Oise and Haut-Rhin regions in the north.
France’s Director-General of Health, Jerome Salomon, announced the statistics in a weekend briefing, with three members of the country’s National Assembly falling ill.
The latest reported legislator to have contracted COVID-19 remains unnamed.
Jean-Luc Reitzer, a conservative parliamentarian