February 26, 2020 / 9:36 AM / a month ago

France reports second coronavirus death - health official

PARIS, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A second person infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the country’s health authorities said on Wednesday.

In a televised statement, senior health director Jerome Salomon said a 60-year-old French man in a very serious condition was tested at Paris’ Pitie-Salpêtrière hospital late on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately (he) died during the night”, Salomon said.

The deceased was one of three new cases in France, bringing the total confirmed coronavirus infections in France to 17.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, Matthieu Protard; Editing by Richard Lough;

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