Two more people died Thursday in France from the novel coronavirus, bringing the current death toll to six, the Health Ministry announced.
The fatalities included a 73-year-old, a native of the Oise, and a 64-year-old from Aisne, both in northern France.
Meanwhile, the number of cases leaped to 377 from 285 reported earlier in the day.
Thursday’s increase — 92 additional cases — is the largest single-day jump in France since the start of the epidemic in China late December.
“All health professionals are mobilized to limit the spread of the virus on the French territory,” said the Health
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