March 8, 2020 / 12:00 PM / a month ago

Hong Kong records third coronavirus death - health authorities

FILE PHOTO - People wear protective face masks as they take their lunch breaks at the financial Central district, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 76-year-old Hong Kong woman became the third coronavirus patient who died in the Chinese-ruled city, the Hospital Authority said on Sunday.

The female patient had developed fever, shortness of breath, cough and abdominal pain on Feb. 28 and was admitted to hospital the same day.

Hong Kong recorded four new cases of infections on Sunday, taking the total to 114.

Reporting by Felix Tam and Clare Jim; Writing by Marius Zaharia; editing by Louise Heavens

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