First coronavirus death in Europe confirmed

First coronavirus death in Europe confirmed

An 80-year old woman has died in France after contracting the deadly coronavirus, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn.

The Chinese tourist arrived in France on 16 January from Hubei province in China and was placed in isolation in hospital on 25 January.

Previously France had 11 patients with the virus now just six remain in hospital with coronavirus.

More than 1,500 people have now died in China from the virus, mostly in Hubei province and 2,641 people are newly infected with coronavirus bringing the total number in China to 66,492.

Published on: Feb 15, 2020 17:55:15

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