French officials have announced a new case of coronavirus on Saturday, just several hours after the reports that the 80-year-old Chinese tourist died from the coronavirus in a hospital in Paris.
The patient recently confirmed case — a British citizen who was in Les Contamines-Montjoie, where more than five other cases were discovered more than a week ago. The patient was under observation in hospital in Lyon since last Saturday.
In the new case, the number of confirmed citizens infected in France has reached 12. Four of them recovered and seven are still in hospital.
The man who died, was the first coronavirus-related death in Europe and only the fourth outside of mainland China.
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On Saturday the Minister of health of France agnès Buzin, said that the patient, who died Friday, were from China’s Hubei province, the focus of the spread of coronavirus. The patient arrived in France on January 16 and was admitted to the hospital in the name of Bichat-Claude Bernard January 25.
“His condition quickly deteriorated and he was in critical condition for several days,” said Ms. Buzin live on television.
She gave up a name and other information about this man, but reported that the daughters of men there is also a coronavirus, and she also was hospitalized in Paris, only adding that she can be discharged soon.