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By Marco Aquino

LIMA, Peru, Weds. March 25, 2020, (Reuters) – A 38-year-old Canadian man has died in Peru after contracting Covid-19 from a colleague in his home country, the country’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

The ministry said the man died after being admitted to a Lima hospital on Monday for respiratory failure. He was found to be suffering from atypical pneumonia, it added.

The ministry also reported the death of a 66-year-old woman from coronavirus, who had returned from Spain on March 14 and died of acute respiratory failure and pneumonia.

The latest two deaths brings the total of coronavirus-related deaths in Peru to seven, with 416 confirmed cases of the virus as of Tuesday.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Aislinn Laing; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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