Italian coronavirus patient passes away in Cuba
Cuba has reported its first death as a result of the coronavirus.
According to Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health, a 61-year-old Italian patient, who was admitted to the critical care room of the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine, passed away today (March 18).
He was among the first four Italian visitors to be positively confirmed with COVID-19.
On March 17, the Public Health Ministry says the number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased to 10 after three new COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the molecular biology laboratory of the Provincial Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology of Villa Clara.
The new patients are a 25-year-old Cuban man, a 67-year-old Cuban woman and a 77-year-old North American man.
The elderly man arrived in Cuba on March 8 from California, USA and started showing symptoms on March 14.
All 10 coronavirus patients have been isolated.