US national in Wuhan dies from the coronavirus

A US national living in China is believed to be the first foreigner to die from the deadly coronavirus.

The news comes as the death toll from the coronavirus is reported to have climbed past 700.

The US Embassy in Beijing on Saturday confirmed that a 60-year-old American national had died on Thursday.

The individual, said to be a woman, died while receiving treatment at the Jinyintian Hospital.

Officials from Japan have also revealed that one of their citizens had died in Wuhan, but were unable to confirm whether the man had the virus.

Japanese authorities did confirm that the man who was in his 60’s was said to have died from viral pneumonia.