The Latest: UK sees 1st virus death, Italy jumps to 148 dead

A patient with an underlying health condition in southeast England has died after testing positive for the new coronavirus, the…

A patient with an underlying health condition in southeast England has died after testing positive for the new coronavirus, the first person in the UK to succumb to the disease.

The person, who was not identified, is among the 115 people in the U.K. who have tested positive for the new virus. Switzerland also reported its first virus death on Thursday.

Italy has by far the highest number of dead in Europe at 148 people. France has reported six deaths.