Coronavirus doctor, 27, died of heart attack after working 10 days straight

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A young coronavirus doctor died of a heart attack after working 10 straight days on the front lines of the 2019 nCoV outbreak.

The 27-year-old doctor, Song Yingjie, had worked non-stop since January 25. He was a team leader at a local medical clinic in Hunan province.

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The doctor is from Hengshan County. He was in charge of giving temperature checks on a motorway to drivers and passengers. He also distributes medical supplies.

The Hengyang city government said on its official social media account on Tuesday that Dr. Song died early Monday after returning to his dorm.

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Coronavirus doctor, 27, died of heart attack after working 10 days straight

The doctor’s older sister, who is currently stranded in Wuhan where the virus outbreak started, told a local news outlet her brother was “outstanding” and “thoughtful,” The Daily Mail reports.

“He always helped with housework at home and was regarded highly at work by his boss,’ she said. “His passing is really devastated news to our family.”

His father said, “My daughter is in Wuhan and can’t come back. It’s on lockdown. You asked me if I am worried, of course, I am. Then my son worked (as a medic) on the highway. You asked me if I am scared…Now he died, I am heartbroken.”

As of this writing, the 2019 n-CoV already killed 560 people and infected more than 28,000.

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