February 10, 2020 / 7:54 AM / 7 days ago

China says 27 foreigners in the country have been infected with coronavirus, 2 dead

BEIJING, Feb 10 (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said that 27 foreigners in the country have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus as of Monday morning, and two had died.

An American died on Feb. 6 and a Japanese died on Feb. 8, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing.

Three of the cases have been discharged, he added.

Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Kim Coghill

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