Japan's Health Minister Katsunobu Kato has announced the country’s first death related to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Kyodo

Japan confirms first death of person with new coronavirus

  • A Japanese woman in her 80s is the country’s first coronavirus death, in the third fatality outside mainland China
  • A Tokyo taxi driver and a doctor in Wakayama Prefecture have also tested positive, as Japan’s confirmed infections rise to 248
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Japan's Health Minister Katsunobu Kato has announced the country’s first death related to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Kyodo
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