Coronavirus death toll jumps to three in Netherlands

The death toll from COVID-19 infections in the Netherlands has jumped to three, after health officials reported two more fatalities.

According to the National Institute for Public Health, the deceased were two men, aged 82 and 86. The two had previous medical problems before they were infected with the virus, according to officials. The Netherlands registered its first fatal case, a 86-year-old man who died in a hospital in Rotterdam, on Friday.

The total number of infections in the country increased to 265 on Sunday, from 188 a day earlier.

Health authorities said 131 of these patients had recently been to Italy, the country at the heart of Europe's largest coronavirus outbreak.

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