Japan Reports 1st Death from Coronavirus

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    February 14, 2020 08:12

    Japan's health ministry says a woman infected with the new virus has died, becoming the country's first confirmed fatality.

    Health minister Katsunobu Kato announced Thursday that the victim is a woman in her 80s who had been treated at a hospital near Tokyo since early February after developing symptoms. Her infection was confirmed after her death.

    A staff of Iris Oyama arranges some of their mask products in Tokyo on Jan. 27, 2020. /AP

    Japan has confirmed 247 cases of the virus, including 218 from a cruise ship quarantined at the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, amid growing fears of the spreading virus.

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