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A person suffering from a SARS-like virus has died in Britain, hospital officials said on Tuesday, becoming the sixth fatality from the illness worldwide.
The patient was being treated for so-called novel coronavirus at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England, and died on Sunday, the hospital said.
"A patient being treated for novel coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has died. The patient passed away on Sunday morning in the hospital's critical care unit," the hospital said in a statement to AFP.
The patient had previous underlying health issues, it added.
The World Health Organisation on Saturday urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of the virus.