Japan confirms its first coronavirus death: Health minister

Ambulance workers in protective gear drive an ambulance near cruise ship Diamond Princess, at a maritime police's base in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 5, 2020. (Reuters)

Japan on Thursday confirmed its first coronavirus death, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said.

The victim is a woman in her 80s living in Kanagawa prefecture, which borders on Tokyo, Kato told a news conference.

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He did not give further details.

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