A third person died of coronavirus in Germany, authorities announced on Wednesday.

A 73-year-old man with underlying health issues died on Tuesday night at a hospital in the worst-hit district of Heinsberg in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

He was a dialysis patient, and infection from the coronavirus had seriously impaired his health condition, local authorities said in a statement.

Germany’s first two deaths from coronavirus also took place in the country’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Earlier on Wednesday, Germany’s disease control agency the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in

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