The 55-year-old surnamed Jiao died on Wednesday morning after receiving medical treatment, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday, citing local authorities.
More than 120 people have been diagnosed with the virus since it was first reported in late March, with most cases confined to eastern China.
The only one reported outside the mainland has been in Taiwan, although that victim was infected in China.
Experts fear the possibility of the virus mutating into a form easily transmissible between humans, with the potential to trigger a pandemic. Read more via The Australian...