Canada Records First Coronavirus Death

Canada has recorded its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, health authorities announced.

According to BBC, the resident of a care home in North Vancouver, British Columbia, died on Sunday (Mar. 8), Canadian Health Minister Adrian Dix said.

“This is obviously a very sad day for all of us, but especially for the family and loved ones of the man who passed away,” Mr Dix said.

There are at least 71 confirmed or presumed cases of coronavirus in Canada, AFP news agency reports.

Most are in the most populated province, Ontario, or in British Columbia.