By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

French health officials have reported the first death due to the new coronavirus. The case is a 80-year-old Chinese tourist who has been hospitalized for some three weeks.

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To date, France has reported 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases- 7 men, 4 women, and median age: 48 years (cases aged 9 to 81).

The eleven cases have been reported in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (5), Ile-de-France (5) and New Aquitaine (1).

All the cases are linked to China, and one case of human-to-human transmission has been identified in France.

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This is the fourth death reported outside China- France joins Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan as countries reporting deaths.

Globally, more than 67,000 cases reported from 29 countries, including 1527 deaths.