Emirati man dies of SARS-linked virus in Germany

BERLIN (AP) - A man from the United Arab Emirates who was infected with a new SARS-related virus has died in Germany.

It is the 17th confirmed human case of new coronavirus infection worldwide and the 10th death so far.

The city hospital in Munich said on Tuesday that the patient from Abu Dhabi had died overnight. It said the 73-year-old man had also been suffering from an unspecified "serious underlying condition" that meant his chances of survival had been slim.

The new virus was first identified last year in the Middle East, and most of the patients infected had traveled to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan or Pakistan.

The World Health Organisation has asked countries to notify it of all new cases of new coronavirus infection but hasn't recommended travel or trade restrictions.