Nicaragua reports first death of patient with COVID-19


SAN SALVADOR (Sputnik) – The Government of Nicaragua confirmed the death of one of the people diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the first death due to the disease in the Central American country.

“The Ministry of Health fulfills the duty to report, as it has been doing, that patient number 2 of the COVID 19 pandemic, who had multiple health weaknesses associated with his condition as a carrier of the HIV virus, has died at 6:05 pm and their families have been duly notified, “the Nicaraguan government reported on the 19Digital portal.

According to the previous official information, the patient was in Colombia until March 15, returned to Nicaragua on the 16th and presented a cough, chest pain, so he went to a private consultation and was admitted.
The vice president of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, specified that the patient was highly vulnerable, due to conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and his condition of zero positive for the human immunodeficiency virus.
Last week, Nicaragua detected its first case of COVID-19 in a national who was in Panama last week, and according to the health authorities, remains stable and without the need for respiratory assistance.

Since March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the disease COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, as a pandemic.

According to the calculations of the Johns Hopkins University, USA, more than 531,600 cases of infection were registered throughout the world, including more than 24,000 deaths. More than 122,200 people recovered.


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