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The third Chinese doctor treating novel coronavirus patients has died, local media reported on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Peng Yinhua, 29, who died late on Thursday in the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus now known as COVID-19, in China’s central Hubei Province, the daily Global Times reported.

Peng died in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital.

Earlier this month, a senior doctor and a medic died after contracting the virus, also in Wuhan.

Liu Zhiming, 51, the deputy secretary and dean of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, had contracted the virus while treating patients. He died on Feb. 18.

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