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Covid-19: 2 more deaths and 377 cases in total

Two more people have died due to Covid-19 as the number of cases identified in France rises to 377, an increase of 92 in the last 24 hours.

5 March 2020
By Selma Daddi

The figures come from French Health Ministry which this afternoon announced a 73-old-man died at Amiens hospital last night. The man was from the Oise department. The second death is a 64-year-old from Aisne (Hauts-de-France). No more information has yet been released.

It brings the total of death to six in France. They involve a 92-year-old man in Morbihan, a 89-year-old woman in Oise, a 60-year-old teacher in Oise, and a 81-year-old Chinese tourist in Paris died because of the virus.

Centre-Val-de-Loire region, which was the only one without any case, has now two residents infected, as this interactive map shows.

To see where the infected cases are in France region by region, see the map here, compiled with official data from the French national health agency by BFMTV.

To see the evolution of cases in the world, see this map.

Advice from the government:

  • Wash hands regularly or use hand sanitiser gel
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow (and not into your hands)
  • Use disposable tissues and dispose of them immediately after use
  • Stay at home and wear a medical mask if you are ill yourself. Do not go to your local GP or to the hospital to avoid infecting other people. Call 15, Samu emergency number, to explain your symptoms.

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