Dr. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital, reportedly died of the Coronavirus today, according to Chines media.
Dr. Zhiming is the first hospital head to ‘sacrifice’ in the fight against the Coronavirus, said Red Star News.
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#BREAKING#LiuZhiming, director of Wuchang hospital in epicenter #Wuhan passed away on Monday after being infected with #COVID19, becoming the first hospital director who died of #coronavirus that caused over 70,000 infections in #China: reports. pic.twitter.com/t7pSsTraai
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One doctor at the Hospital told the Red Star News, that he was saddened by Dr Liu’s death. Another said he had always been a healthy man and that he was surprised by the news.
In the same hospital, last Friday, Liu Fan, a 59-year-old nurse, died after allegedly failing to get a hazmat suit due to a lack of medical supplies.
Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has killed at least 1,775 people and infected more than 71,440 globally