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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 08:54 PM

First European dies from coronavirus in Italy

The first European to succumb to the coronavirus has died in Italy, just hours after 10 towns were locked down following a flurry of new cases.

A 78-year old Italian from the Veneto region who had tested positive for the virus died in hospital, where he had recovered some 10 days earlier for an unrelated health issue, Italy's health minister said.

Adriano Trevisan was a retired bricklayer and one of two with the disease in the region, while 15 other people were discovered to have caught the virus in Lombardy, which took immediate measures to isolate affected areas.

Five doctors and 10 other people tested positive for the virus in Lombardy, after apparently frequenting the same bar and group of friends, with two other cases in Veneto, authorities said at a press conference.


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PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2020 #1

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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 08:58 PM

1. I don't want to seem callous, but this man was 78 years old.

I also wonder if he was a smoker. It appears that most people who die from this corona virus actually die from acute respiratory distress syndrome, which is made vastly worse for smokers.

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