1st coronavirus-related death outside of China reported

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BEIJING (ABC News) — A 44-year-old man died after contracting the coronavirus from his friend while they were traveling together in Wuhan, China, according to officials from the Philippines Department of Health.

His friend, a 38-year-old woman, was the first person with a confirmed case for the virus in the Philippines, and her friend’s death is the only reported 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV) death outside of China, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines.

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