Europe reports first coronavirus fatality, after Chinese tourist's death in France

A medical worker is seen at the intensive care unit of Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Hubei province China

A medical worker is seen at the intensive care unit of Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Hubei province China

According to the BBC, the victim was an 80-year-old woman from China.

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist, from Hubei province, died on Friday evening in a Paris hospital, said France's health minister, Agnès Buzyn.

It is also the first death outside of Asia.

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That increase saw the total reach 1,523 deaths.

The vast majority of those suffering from the virus are in China, the epicentre of the outbreak.

A further 2,641 people have been newly confirmed as infected, bringing the China's total to 66,492.

France has recorded 11 cases of the virus, out of a global total of nearly 67,000.

Only three deaths had previously been reported outside mainland China - in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.

In the United Kingdom, health officials have contacted more than 200 people who attended a conference in central London after it emerged one delegate is suffering from coronavirus.

There are nine cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UK.

At least one more plane has been held at Heathrow for checks.

Two staff from Lewisham Hospital in south London are now in isolation at home after coming into contact with the woman.

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