First American coronavirus death confirmed

On Saturday, February 8, the United States Embassy in Beijing confirmed that a 60-year-old American national died of the new coronavirus last Thursday at Jinyintian Hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

A U.S. State Department spokesperson says this is the first known American death from Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

The Chinese government today offered condolences for the death of "a Chinese-American."

Also on Saturday, a Japanese national suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus died in Wuhan.

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