In China, US citizen passed away because of coronavirus

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In China, US citizen passed away because of coronavirus

In China, US citizen passed away because of coronavirus

A 60-year-old U.S. citizen infected with coronavirus expired at Jinyintan Hospital in China’s Wuhan on Feb. 6, a spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Beijing said on Saturday in what seemed to be an American’s first death from either the epidemic.

“We give the family our most sincere condolences on their suffering,” the spokesperson told Reuters.

At midday Thursday, there had been 19 cases of foreigners infected with coronavirus, two of whom had been discharged from hospital and 17 were being quarantined and treated, Hua Chunying, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, told reporters during a standard press conference last Thursday.