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Third doctor dies of Wuhan coronavirus in China

Christian Fernsby |
The third Chinese doctor treating novel coronavirus patients has died, local media reported yesterday.

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The deceased was identified as Peng Yinhua, 29, who died late on Thursday in the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of Wuhan coronavirus, in China's central Hubei Province, the daily Global Times reported.

Peng died in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital.

Earlier this month, a senior doctor and a medic died after contracting the virus, also in Wuhan.

Liu Zhiming, 51, the deputy secretary and dean of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, had contracted the virus while treating patients. He died on Feb. 18.

Among eight doctors who first warned that Wuhan was witnessing a situation similar to the 2003 SARS outbreak, ophthalmologist Li Wenliang also died after contracting the deadly virus.

Peng had delayed his wedding ceremony which was set for Feb. 1.

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