March 1, Australia and Thailand officially confirmed the first deaths from the coronavirus CoVID-2019, as Reuters reported.
In Australia, the former passenger of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, who was transported from Japan and quarantined, died. He died in a hospital in Perth this early morning. The man was 78 years old.
His widow is also infected with the virus. Her condition is stable. According to the latest government data, the number of viral infections in Australia has grown to 26.
"We monitor and respond to the information that we receive every day. We are not insured, but we are prepared as much as possible for any country, and we can handle it," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote.
In Thailand, a 35-year-old man who also had dengue fever died of coronavirus. This was announced by Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, Director-General of the Department of Disease Control.
The deceased man worked in retail and often contacted tourists. Doctors and authorities suggest that he was infected with the virus.
In total, according to official data, in Thailand, 42 cases of coronavirus were recorded. At the same time, 30 people are recovering, while 11 people are still in hospitals.
As we reported before, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced a decision to declare the highest possible threat level for the coronavirus epidemic.