In Europe, the first death of a patient from COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, was recorded. The Minister of Health and Solidarity of France, Agnes Buzin, told reporters about this on February 15, BFM TV informs.
An 80-year-old Chinese tourist from Hubei, who arrived in France on January 16, has died, the minister said.
The patient has been in the Bisha clinic in Paris since January 25 under the strictest isolation. His condition was rapidly deteriorating, over the past few days it was assessed as critical, Buzin added.
A total of 11 cases of 2019-nCoV coronavirus infection were recorded in France on February 14, all of them related to the history of patients in China.
For the first time, a new type of coronavirus causing SARS was confirmed on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan, China, Hubei Province.
On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of coronavirus 2019-nCoV a medical emergency of international concern.
According to data on February 15, in China, 1,523 people died from a disease caused by coronavirus. Two people also died in Japan and the Philippines.