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UK Health Authorities Announce First Death in New Coronavirus Outbreak

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England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty the patient at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, west of London, was elderly and had 'underlying health conditions'.

London: Britain has recorded its first death in the new coronavirus outbreak, England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday.

"I am very sorry to report a patient in England who tested positive for COVID-19 has sadly died," he said in a statement, adding the patient at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, west of London, was elderly and had "underlying health conditions".

first published:March 05, 2020, 23:36 IST