First death from coronavirus reported in the U.S.

Source : 112 Ukraine

The country has reported at least 70 cases of the virus
15:08, 1 March 2020

The Sun

A coronavirus patient has died in the U.S, in the Seattle area. The case marks the first coronavirus death on North American soil, Businessinsider reports.

The US has reported at least 70 cases of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, in December.

The coronavirus causes a disease known as COVID-19. Nearly 3,000 people have died and more than 86,000 others have been infected globally, around 90% of whom are in China.

Officials have recorded several potential cases of "community spread" in the US — patients who had no known exposure to the virus or travel history in China.

Forty-four passengers who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were repatriated to the States after disembarking the vessel. Three evacuees from Wuhan also tested positive for the coronavirus.

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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.

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