An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus died Friday in France, French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn announced Saturday. The patient, who was not named, is believed to be the first person to die from the virus outside of Asia and the fourth outside mainland China. The man’s daughter is also infected, but is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon. Meanwhile, the United States is planning to evacuate Americans from the cruise ship that has been quarantined for more than a week in Japan after at least 218 passengers tested positive for the virus. Overall, more than 66,000 people have been infected with — and more than 1,00 have died from — the virus across the globe, though the latest 24-hour period saw a dip in new cases.

 

[The New York Times]