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World|health|February 26, 2020 / 04:35 PM
First French national dies from coronavirus

AKIPRESS.COM - A 60-year-old man in Paris has become the first French national to die from the coronavirus, director general of the French health authority, Jerome Salomon told reporters on Feb 26, CNN reports.

The man died at the Pitie Salpetriere hospital in the French capital, Salomon said.

Separately, two other new coronavirus cases were reported in the country, one of them a 55-year-old French man being treated in a hospital in Amiens. He is in a serious condition, Salomon said.

The other is a 36-year-old French man in Strasbourg. He had recently been in Lombardy, the Italian region where more than 250 cases of the virus has been confirmed.

The death toll from the coronavirus is over 2,700 worldwide, with the vast majority in mainland China. There have been more than 80,000 global cases.

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