60-year-old becomes first U.S. citizen to die from coronavirus


WUHAN, China (CNN NEWSOURCE/WFLA) — The first U.S. citizen has died from the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus originated.

The U.S. embassy in Beijing says the patient was 60-years-old and died at Jinyintan Hospital.

Since breaking out in Wuhan in December, the coronavirus has killed more than 700 people worldwide, mostly in China.

Tens of thousands of people have been infected in 27 countries and territories worldwide.

At least 12 cases have been confirmed in the U.S.

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