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Wuhan coronavirus: Australia and Thailand report first deaths

Christian Fernsby |
Thailand recorded its first fatality from coronavirus, a 35 year old man.

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Topics: WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS    AUSTRALIA    THAILAND   

Reuters reported, citing the director general of Thailand’s Department of Disease Control.

The victim also was suffering from dengue fever.

Since January, Thailand has reported a total of 42 cases, of whom 30 have recovered so far.

A 78 year old man who had been in quarantine became Australia’s first death from Wuhan coronavirus on Sunday, Reuters reported.

The man was one of more than 150 Australians who was evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan.

The man’s widow also caught the virus, Reuters said, but she is in stable condition.

As of Sunday, Australia has confirmed a total of 26 cases.


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