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Germany reports first death cases due to coronavirus

BERLIN, March 9 (Reuters) - Germany on Monday reported its first two confirmed death cases of the coronavirus, local authorities said.

A spokesman for the health ministry in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia said that an 89 year-old woman with coronavirus died in the town of Essen and that another patient died in the highly affected region of Heinsberg. (Reporting by Matthias Inveradi Writing by Michael Nienaber Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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