Medical staff tend to a patient at a level intensive care unit for patients infected with Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) at the University Hospital of Strasbourg (HUS) in Strasbourg, eastern France on October 22, 2020 Image Credit: AFP

Paris: France registered a record 41,622 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours on Thursday as the health situation continues to deteriorate with authorities extending a curfew to two-thirds of the population.

The country's public health agency also reported 165 new deaths linked to Covid-19.