France confirms first coronavirus death in Europe

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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 12:34 GMT
Chinese tourist from coronavirus epicenter of Hubei province dies after weeks in French hospital An 80-year-old Chinese man has died from the coronavirus in France, French health authorities said Saturday. The announcement of the first death due to the fa...
France confirms first coronavirus death in Europe

Chinese tourist from coronavirus epicenter of Hubei province dies after weeks in French hospital

An 80-year-old Chinese man has died from the coronavirus in France, French health authorities said Saturday.

The announcement of the first death due to the fatal virus in Europe was made by Health Minister Agnes Buzyn.

The man, a tourist originally from Hubei Province, China, has been hospitalized at the Bichat Hospital in Paris since Jan. 25.

This is the first reported coronavirus death both in Europe, as well as outside Asia.

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