China reports second death from Wuhan coronavirus as Thailand confirms another case

A second person has died after contracting the coronavirus found in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, while Thailand has confirmed a second case of the virus.

A 69-year-old man died on Wednesday, Wuhan Health Commission said late on Thursday.

He had shown symptoms on December 21 before being admitted to Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre – where all suspected cases of the viral pneumonia have been treated – on January 4 after his condition worsened, the commission’s statement said.

The man had a heart muscle infection and tuberculosis when he was admitted to hospital, it said.

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Source: South China Morning Post