Britain's Health Minister Matt Hancock on Monday said in a statement to Parliament that a fourth person in the UK had recently died from the coronavirus.

He said: "Here in the UK this morning, 319 cases have been confirmed and are truly tragic." Very, very recently, including the fourth dead. ”

A separate statement from British Medical Officer Chris Whitty said the latest death was a patient in his 70s who had severe medical conditions and was believed to have contracted a new virus. He died in a hospital in central England.

Edit: Pang Kong