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The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, continues to spread across Europe as new cases were confirmed Thursday.

The death toll in France rose to six, when two people died Thursday.

The number of diagnosed cases there jumped to 377, according to the health authorities.

Switzerland recorded its first death when the Federal Office of Public Health said a 74-year-old woman died overnight at a hospital in Vaud Canton.

Officials said nearly 100 people tested positive for the virus with 58 confirmed and more pending.

According to Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM), the Netherlands now has 82

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