60-year-old is second person to die of coronavirus in France

Updated on Mar 16, 2020 10:30 AM IST

The man died overnight after being rushed to a Paris hospital in serious condition on Tuesday evening, bringing the total death toll in the country to two, said the ministry’s deputy head Jerome Salomon.

The coronavirus outbreak that began in China has infected 80,000 people across the globe.(AP (Image for representation purpose))
The coronavirus outbreak that began in China has infected 80,000 people across the globe.(AP (Image for representation purpose))
Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

A 60-year-old man has become the first French victim of the coronavirus in the country, the health ministry announced Wednesday.

The man died overnight after being rushed to a Paris hospital in serious condition on Tuesday evening, bringing the total death toll in the country to two, said the ministry’s deputy head Jerome Salomon.

The first victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist, who died in mid-February.

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