Japan confirms its first coronavirus death - Health Minister

  • World
  • Thursday, 13 Feb 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday confirmed its first coronavirus death, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said.

The victim was a woman in her 80s living in Kanagawa prefecture, which borders on Tokyo, Kato told a news conference. He did not give further details.

(This story corrects age of woman from 80 to in her 80s.)

(Reporting by Elaine Lies; editing by John Stonestreet)

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