Australian composer Brett Dean hospitalized with coronavirus

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ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Musician and composer Brett Dean has been hospitalized in Australia with the new coronavirus. British agent Intermusica says the violist and conductor is in isolation in an Adelaide hospital with the COVID-19 illness. He was to perform with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the Adelaide Festival on Saturday. Festival executive director Rob Brookman says Dean canceled his appearance due to pneumonia-like symptoms. Taiwan health authorities say they are investigating the travel and contacts of an Australian COVID-19 patient of that age who had a cough and other symptoms while on the island, without identifying Dean by name.