Hong Kong reports second Covid-19 fatality


A woman wearing face mask walks on a street in Hong Kong on Feb. 18, 2020. The Covid-19 viral illness has claimed two lives in the city. - AP

HONG KONG (AFP): An elderly Hong Kong man who contracted the new coronavirus died on Wednesday (Feb 19), authorities announced, the second fatality from the outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

"A 70-year-old male patient who was infected with the novel coronavirus deteriorated and succumbed in Princess Margaret Hospital this morning," the Hospital Authority said in a statement.

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