PARIS, Feb. 28 (CNN) - Two new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in France, bringing the total number of identified cases in the country to 40.

The two cases are in the eastern region of Haute-Savoie, mayor of local town La Balme-de-Sillingy Francois Daviet told French TV channel BFM on Friday.

The two infected people are relatives of a person who had previously tested positive. They had attended a party together, before that individual was aware that they had coronavirus, Daviet said.

The mayor added that it was "possible" that there were other cases in his municipality.