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Patient with Sars-like coronavirus has died, says hospital

A patient diagnosed with the Sars-like coronavirus has died at Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham it was confirmed today.

The patient died yesterday morning whilst being treated in the hospital's critical care unit, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said.

Of the twelve people in the world known to have been infected with the disease half have died.

Last week it was reported that a second relative of a UK patient who recently contracted the virus had become infected with the disease, taking the total to three within the family.

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