Japan confirms its first coronavirus death: Health Minister

Pedestrians wearing surgical masks make their way in front of Yokohama station in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Thursday confirmed its first coronavirus death, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said.

The victim was a woman in her 80s living in Kanagawa prefecture, which borders on Tokyo, Kato told a news conference. He did not give further details.


(Reporting by Elaine Lies; editing by John Stonestreet)

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