First coronavirus deaths among Diamond Princess passengers and in South Korea; health experts warn of mounting cases beyond China

Original article by Gerry Shih, Rick Noack, Lateshia Beachum, Teo Armus
The Washington Post – Page: Online : 21-Feb-20

The death toll from the coronavirus in mainland China has risen to 2,118; some 74,546 people across the nation have now contracted the respiratory illness. Meanwhile, media reports in Japan have confirmed that two elderly passengers on the quarantined cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ have died from the coronavirus, while the first death from the virus has been reported in South Korea. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that the number of coronavirus infections outside of China could rise.


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