France — one of Europe’s worst-affected countries — has added another batch of coronavirus cases to its official tally.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has climbed to 613, the French government announced Saturday, adding that 10 patients have so far died after contracting the virus.
The government’s statement added “several clusters” of coronavirus have been detected across the country. “We are currently at stage two of the action plan of the government, whose objective is to prevent and limit the spread of the virus.”
According to an earlier statement issued by the French health ministry, “stage two” entails the containment of the virus within separate clusters, as opposed to a nationwide outbreak.