- A head doctor in a hospital in Wuhan has died after contracting the deadly novel coronavirus
- He was the second prominent doctor who died because of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)
- The head doctor was the first hospital director who passed away due to the COVID-19
- He reportedly died on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. as confirmed by a Chinese newspaper
The head doctor in a hospital in Wuhan, China, has reportedly died after getting infected by the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
KAMI learned that Dr. Liu Zhiming who was the director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan was among those who recently contracted the deadly virus.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News, reports have claimed that the head doctor succumbed to the coronavirus at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
His death was confirmed by People’s Daily, claiming that he was the first hospital director that died from the COVID-19.
“Director of Wuchang Hospital in #Wuhan, respected neurosurgeon, Liu Zhiming, died at age 50 on Feb. 18 due to the #COVID19,” it read in the tweet.
“He is the first hospital director that died from #coronavirus. Wuchang Hospital is one of the appointed hospitals for COVID-19 pneumonia patients in Wuhan,” it added.
As previously reported by KAMI, Dr. Li Weinlang who was the whistleblower of the virus in Wuhan has also died due to the COVID-19.
Chinese authorities have recently reported 1,868 deaths connected to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, there were over 72,000 confirmed cases of the virus.
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