A 51-year-old Neurosurgeon dies from coronavírus (Dr. Liu Zhiming )
Dr. Liu Zhiming, a neurosurgeon and director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital in China, died from the coronavirus, Bloomberg reports.
He was the director of the city’s Wuchang Hospital. It is one of the designated hospitals for treating the virus, which emerged in the city in December before spreading around the country.
According to China’s National Health Commission, more than 1,700 medical workers contracted COVID-19 — the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
Earlier this month, 34-year-old doctor Li Wenliang, who was initially reprimanded by local authorities for his early warnings about the virus, died in Wuhan from the new coronavirus. He contracted the virus after treating infected patients, and his death caused an outpouring of anger and condolences on Chinese social media.