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80-year old COVID-19 patient in Taiwan recorded as the 2nd death due to the virus

Taiwan confirmed a second death from COVID-19 Friday, with an elderly man dying from complications caused by the coronavirus disease, reported by Central News Agency.

The man, in his 80s, died as a result of septic shock brought on by the virus, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced.

The patient, who suffered several chronic illnesses, was being treated in an intensive care unit and was on a respirator.

He was treated with quinine and medicines used for acquired immune deficiency syndrome but his condition continued to deteriorate, the CECC said.

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