BREAKING NEWS: Hong Kong Confirms First Coronavirus Death

First Coronavirus Death Case Recorded in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – The authorities confirmed the first death case in the country due to the 2019 novel coronavirus.

The outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus or nCoV in China has reached several other countries. The said disease was first recorded in Wuhan City in the province of Hubei.

With nearly 8,000 people in Chine infected with nCoV now, the government has decided to have Wuhan under a lock-down. It is in the pursuit to prevent the spread of the disease.

At least 400 people died in China due to the 2019 novel coronavirus. There are also death cases outside China now.

Hong Kong Confirms First Coronavirus Death

The first coronavirus death case outside China was recorded in the Philippines. The patient was a 44-year-old man who came from Wuhan City. He and his companion, a 38-year-old Chinese woman who was the first confirmed case of nCoV in the country, was from Hong Kong when they flew to the Philippines.

It was last Sunday when the health department confirmed the death of the Chinese man. The authorities are already communicating with the Chinese embassy regarding his remains.

Recently, another death case due to the 2019 novel coronavirus was recorded. One of the patients infected with nCoV in Hong Kong died based on a report on ABS-CBN News.

The patient was a 39-year-old male who had a trip to Wuhan City, the epicenter of coronavirus, in January. The death came amid the strike held by the hospital workers to urge the government to completely close the barriers of the city with China.

Based on the report, currently, there are fifteen (15) confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hong Kong. One of these cases is through local transmission.

With regards to the total number of coronavirus cases across the globe, Worldometer got a record and as well as the number of deaths. Here is the list:

  • Coronavirus Cases – 20,629
  • Coronavirus Deaths – 427
    • China – 425
    • Philippines – 1
    • Hong Kong – 1

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