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2/15, 1:48 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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First coronavirus patient outside Asia dies in France

A Chinese tourist from the disease-stricken province of Hubei died from complications caused by the novel coronavirus, the country's top health official confirmed on Saturday.

"I was informed last night of the death of an 80-year-old patient who had been hospitalized [...] since January 25," Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said. Upon admission to the hospital, the man's condition deteriorated rapidly, the authorities said.

There are at the moment 46 registered cases of the coronavirus in Europe. With 16 confirmed cases, Germany tops the list of European countries that have registered the infection so far.

Breaking the News / GG