France says 11 people have now died from coronavirus: Health Ministry

A man walks past a digital bilboard on which reads measures to ban sporting, political, religious gatherings on a street of Crepy-en-Valois, in the Oise department wich is one of the major epicentre of the Covid-19 coronavirus in France, March 7, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Health Ministry said on Saturday that two more people had died from the coronavirus, bringing the total death toll to 11 people.

One of the two fatalities was confirmed in the northern part of France, the other in Normandy, the ministry said in a statement.

France has now 716 confirmed cases of coronavirus an increase of 103 compared with a day earlier, the ministry said.

Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Nicolas Delame; Editing by Alison Williams

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