Flash coronavirus infection began in December 2019

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In the Dominican Republic was the country’s first citizen with the disease COVID-19, which causes middle East respiratory syndrome. On March 1 the Ministry of health informs local edition of the Listin Diario.

According to authorities, a patient is a citizen of Italy, he was 62 years old. He was hospitalized on February 29.

Minister of health, Rafael Sanchez Cardenas said that the Italian arrived to the Dominican Republic February 22, symptoms of coronavirus had not been, the newspaper notes.

Doctors check for coronavirus, another foreigner in the territory of the country, 56-year-old citizen of France. In the hospital he was admitted on 1 March.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 with the Chinese Wuhan.

At the beginning of the day on March 1 in China from coronavirus infection died 2870 people, was 79 824 cases, 2623 patient recovered. According to the world health organization, outside of China registered the 6009 cases in 53 countries. 86 people died.

The majority of deaths – the elderly.