The patient was an 89-year-old man with chronic illness hospitalized at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He sought medical attention after developing symptoms including cough, running nose, and poor appetite.
He was transferred to the hospital’s isolation ward after tested positive for the coronavirus.
His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 1.30pm today.
Several countries, including France, have suspended flights to and from Brazil due to fears over the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading there.