The infection of an elderly surgeon was suspected last week. He was hospitalized but could not be saved.
The first medical officer died of the new coronavirus. The death was recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which became the epicenter of the disease. This was reported by the South China Morning Post on Saturday, January 25.
It is noted that the infection of 62-year-old surgeon Liang Udong was suspected last week. After the discovery of the disease, the man was hospitalized in the city hospital, but he died.
This is the first death of a health worker since contracting the new coronavirus.
Recall, according to the latest data new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China infected 1,287 people, died 41. Most of the cases were recorded in and around the capital of the central province of Hubei, Wuhan, as well as among those who visited the city.
The virus has spread abroad, including to South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, France, and Australia.