Doctors in China have established that the deadly coronavirus targets the lungs of its victims, according to a local media report on Friday.

The autopsy of an 85-year-old man who died in Wuhan, China, showed that the lungs were the key area of damage, the South China Morning Post reported.

The victim was hospitalized in Wuhan — the epicenter of the outbreak — on Jan. 1 and died 28 days later.

“The lungs are most affected by the coronavirus with insufficient evidence of damage to other organs,” said a report on the autopsy published in the February edition of

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