A patient at Princess Margaret Hospital has become the first in Hong Kong to succumb to an illness related to the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: two more cases confirmed in Hong Kong, suspected to have been transmitted locally, hours after city confirms first death

  • Two new cases, both in their 60s, had not travelled to mainland China recently, and health chief warns of potential for outbreak in city
  • City suffers first fatality related to deadly virus originating in Wuhan, the second outside mainland China
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A patient at Princess Margaret Hospital has become the first in Hong Kong to succumb to an illness related to the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.