Eighty-six more deaths from the coronavirus were reported in China, pushing the toll past 700.
From THE NEW YORK TIMES
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- Hong Kong, a wounded city, sustains another blow.
- Deaths in China reach 722, and infections climb past 34,000.
- A Wuhan native feels ‘innocent, but implicated.’
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A United States citizen has died from the new coronavirus in Wuhan, China, in what appeared to be the first death of an American from the outbreak.
Few details about the American, who died on Thursday, were immediately available. The person was around 60 years old and died at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, according to the United States Embassy in Beijing. Two people familiar with the matter said the person was a woman and had underlying health conditions.
“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss,” said a spokesman for the embassy. “Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we have no further comment.”