Mon. Feb 17th, 2020

France confirms the first death by coronavirus in Europe



The deceased, 80 years old, is a Chinese citizen from the province of Hubei, epicenter of the disease

The French Ministry of Health has confirmed this Saturday the first death by coronavirus in Europe, after the death of a Chinese tourist suffering from the disease in a hospital in Paris. The deceased, 80 years old, came from the province of Hubei, in central China, and epicenter of the disease, announced the minister, Agnès Buzyn. The outbreak of the coronavirus has already left 1,523 dead and 66,492 affected in China. China’s health authorities have confirmed 2,641 new cases and 143 other deaths on Friday, of which 139 were in Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, the city of origin of the epidemic, two in Henan, one in Beijing and one in Chongqing Although China is the epicenter of the outbreak and the most affected country, the coronavirus has already spread to other countries in Southeast Asia and cases have also been detected in Europe and America.

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