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The death toll in France from the novel coronavirus outbreak has risen to 33, an official said Tuesday.

The number of cases has also risen by 372 to 1,784, Director General of Health Jerome Salomon said at a press conference.

The deceased were 64 years old or older and 86 patients are in serious condition, he said, adding 98% of those diagnosed with the virus have recovered.

France’s political infrastructure has fallen prey to the novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, with four members of the National Assembly, the culture minister and one worker reported infected as of Tuesday.

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