First death from coronavirus outside China

Mark RALSTON / AFP

A man has died from the coronavirus in the Philippines.

This is now the first confirmed death outside China. 

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the 44-year-old man from Wuhan was reportedly infected with the disease before arriving at the Philippines. 

So far, more than 300 people have died from the flu-like virus, which was first detected in Central China’s Hubei province. 

Reports have also suggested that more than 14,000 people have been infected by the illness worldwide. 

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