UAE confirms one Coronavirus death

ABU DHABI, Jan 27 (KUNA) — One person has died after contracting Coronavirus, the main cause of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority (HAAD) announced Wednesday.
In a press statement, HAAD said that the deceased, 73, was the first person to be infected with Coronavirus.
Another person who had contracted the virus has fully convalesced and left hospital, the statement added.
HAAD is making sure that all preventive measures, as per guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), are in place to halt the spread of the virus, the statement noted.
To date, WHO has been notified of 1,626 laboratory confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections. (end) asa.nam