A HEALTHY woman aged 27 has died of coronavirus after giving birth to a child, officials said.
The unnamed young mother became the sixth person in Poland to have died from COVID-19 after passing away in a hospital in Łańcut in the south of the country.
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She had given birth to a child only a few days before and had no other health concerns, local media reports.
According to reports, the 27-year-old caught coronavirus after coming into contact with her own infected mother who had returned from Italy – the new epicentre of the outbreak.
There are 378 confirmed cases of the deadly bug in Poland – of which six have died and 13 have recovered.
This comes as the global coronavirus death toll has hit 10,030 as the deadly bug spreads across the planet.
Italy's death toll has overtaken China's with at least 3,405 people dead after the virus claimed 427 victims in a 24 hour period.
In China, where the deadly outbreak started late last year, 3,132 people have passed away while COVID-19 has infested every continent except the barren Antartica.
In Europe, Spain is in total lockdown after 833 people died from the bug while France has followed suit as its death toll surpassed 370.
However, the UK government has refrained from a full lockdown with people free to travel into work and socialise in bars and cafes.
Currently 137 people have died from coronavirus in Britain although that number is expected to surge in the coming days and weeks.
This comes as it emerged that countries believed to have turned the coronavirus tide were facing a second wave of infections.
China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore were preparing to ease restrictions as numbers of new cases slowed.
But they were rowing back as new pockets of infection, involving sufferers returning from abroad, flared up.
China has reportedly had no new domestic cases but 34 new infections among those who recently returned home.
The national death toll in the country stands at over 3,000 – according to the Communist regime.
Chinese leaders ordered massive lockdowns which left millions confined to their homes for up to six weeks in a state of mass quarantine.
Professor David Heymann, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said the harsh measures had succeeded in stopping spread to other regions.
But he added: “The concern is what will happen after they end these measures.”
Elsewhere in the region, Singapore reported 47 new cases, of which 33 were imported.
Japan also reported three new cases on Wednesday as the worst-affected Hokkaido region, with 154 cases, eased its state of emergency for the first time since late February.
The reappearance of the bug came despite claims by Japanese officials that there had been "no surge of infected patients that led to the collapse of the medical environment".
South Korea saw a jump of 152 new cases yesterday with many of those believed to have been imported, centering on a nursing home in Daegu, where 74 patients tested positive.
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