WORLD Cuba confirms first death from coronavirus

WORLD

Cuba confirms first death from coronavirus

By Liu Xuxia | People's Daily app

05:27, March 19, 2020

havana (ap).png

Havana, Cuba. (Photo: AP)

Mexico City (People's Daily) -- A 61-year-old Italian tourist has become the first fatality from the coronavirus in Cuba, the Cuban Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.

158913495509694062.jpg

(Photo: People's Daily)

The man, who died Wednesday morning, was one of the first three confirmed positive cases in the Caribbean country.

For two days, he was in critical condition and under artificial ventilation at the Pedro Kourí Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK) in Havana, a facility that specializes in infectious diseases.

778303538039599685.jpg

(Photo: People's Daily)

At present, the country's confirmed cases have risen to 10.

The new cases have been detected in the center of the island and include a 25-year-old Cuban boy who traveled to Spain, a 67-year-old Cuban woman who returned from the United States and a 77-year-old American citizen, who is a resident of California.


Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue