First deceased in Cuba by COVID-19; confirmed cases rise to 10

HAVANA, March 19th The deceased is a 61-year-old Italian ―one of the first three confirmed cases on the island― with a history of bronchial asthma, who was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine in a critical state and had presented increasing complications in recent days

Cuba reported this Wednesday its first death from COVID-19, while announcing the confirmation of three new cases, bringing the number to 10.

The deceased is a 61-year-old Italian ―one of the first three confirmed cases on the island― with a history of bronchial asthma and who had presented increasing complications in recent days.

The patient was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine in critical condition and “despite the efforts made by the intensive care team that directly treated him, as well as by the group of experts from the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), which gave him permanent follow-up, the developed complications typical of his disease caused his death,” MINSAP reported in a note.

The health authorities deeply regretted what happened and conveyed their condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
(Oncubanews)