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Netherlands Confirms First Coronavirus Death

PICTURE USED TO DEPICT THE STORY This image was taken on February 24, 2020 reveals a view outdoors the quarantine zone on the hospital within the central Iraqi holy shrine metropolis of Najaf the place the primary case of coronavirus COVID-19 documented in Iraq is being handled. AFP


The Netherlands has recorded its first demise within the novel coronavirus outbreak, well being officers mentioned on Friday.

“An 86-year-old man with COVID-19 who was admitted to the Ikazia hospital in Rotterdam has died,” the Nationwide Institute for Public Well being (RIVM) mentioned.

“This is the first patient in the Netherlands to die of the coronavirus,” the RIVM mentioned, including that the supply of the affected person’s contamination was unknown.

The variety of novel coronavirus circumstances on this planet is approaching 100,000 and greater than three,400 have proved deadly.

The Netherlands has seen a leap in circumstances from 82 to 128 over the past two days.

“The man was isolated as soon as it became clear that he had COVID-19,” the RIVM mentioned.

Everybody who had contact with the affected person — together with guests and well being staff — is being questioned about their well being, the institute mentioned.

“All those in contact with the patient who are suffering from a cold or have a fever have been asked to remain at home. If necessary, they will be tested,” the RIVM added

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