The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that country’s the first two deaths from the novel coronavirus Saturday. 

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said an Arab national, 78, who came from Europe, had a heart attack, “coinciding with complications” from the virus.

The second patient was a 58-year-old Asian and resident of the UAE, who had prior chronic illnesses, including heart disease and kidney failure, which “further complicated” abilities to fight the virus.

Officials stressed available statistics show the mortality rate of the virus is 3.6%, and that is increased among the elderly and those who are “immuno-compromised” or

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