One person in Beijing has died from the new coronavirus, Beijing’s municipal health authority announced Monday, the first virus-related death in the Chinese capital.
The patient was a 50-year-old man who traveled to Wuhan on January 8 and started to have a fever a week later upon returning to Beijing.
He sought medical attention on January 21 and was confirmed to be infected with the virus the next day. His condition deteriorated Monday, when he died of respiratory failure.
The southern island province of Hainan also reported its first virus-related death; an 80-year-old woman from Wuhan.
This brings the total death toll from the coronavirus to 82.