Second person dies from coronavirus in France: Health official

Scientists are at work in the VirPath university laboratory in Lyon, France, February 5, 2020 as they try to find an effective treatment against the new SARS-like coronavirus. (AFP)

A second person infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the country’s health authorities said on Wednesday.

In a televised statement, senior health director Jerome Salomon said a 60-year-old French man in a very serious condition was tested at Paris’ Pitie-Salpêtrière hospital late on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately (he) died during the night,” Salomon said.

The deceased was one of three new cases in France, bringing the total confirmed coronavirus infections in France to 17.
 

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