Health officials in Valencia said the virus was to blame for the death of a man on February 13 in a city hospital.
Confirmation came after what was described as a ‘retrospective investigation’ following the death of the man – who had travelled to Nepal.
At the time it was put down to a type of pneumonia of unknown origin.
Confirming the death as it went public with another case of the virus, the regional health authority said: ‘We can confirm two new cases of coronavirus in the Valencian Community, which takes the number of cases to 19 positives.
Health officials in Valencia said the virus was to blame for the death of a man on February 13 in a city hospital (pictured: An Italian tourist at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel
‘They are a woman who is at Manises Hospital in Valencia and the case of a man in Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, detected following a retrospective investigation. He passed away on February 13.’
Spain now has 165 cases of coronavirus, with 46 of them in Madrid.
Seven of the patients are in intensive care.
It comes following revelations that a British woman who tested positive for coronavirus at the Tenerife hotel where hundreds of tourists were placed in quarantine last week had been mixing with other guests for more than a week.