South Korea reports its first death from coronavirus

South Korea reports its first death from coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 20 February 2020

The South Korean Centres for Disease Control has confirmed the first death from the coronavirus in the country, APA reports citing Yonhap news agency.

The exact cause of death is being investigated, according to the statement.

The news comes as Beijing reported a total of 2,118 fatalities across mainland China from the disease, with almost 75,000 people infected.

At the moment, the infection has spread to more than 25 countries, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring a global health emergency over the virus outbreak.

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