10 of them are in intensive care.
Just over 200 new infections were recorded in the previous two days.
The French High Commissioner has described the rapid spread of the virus as a brutal aggravation.
All but 62 of the 3797 cases were detected after the borders were reopened and mandatory quarantine requirements were abolished in July.
Among those to test positive are the president Edouard Fritch and his predecessor Gaston Flosse, whose joint appeal court case this week had to be deferred until November.