March 29, 2020 / 12:45 AM / 2 months ago

New Zealand records first death tied to coronavirus: health official

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - New Zealand recorded its first death related to the new coronavirus, and the number of people infected with the virus rose by 63 cases to a total of 514, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said on Sunday.

Bloomfield said the woman who died was in her 70s and was initially diagnosed with influenza.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Paul Simao

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