In the Czech Republic, a third person died of coronavirus. She is a woman born in 1949, who has been in the General University Hospital (VFN) in Prague since 22 March due to lung disease. The Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES) announced on Twitter on Tuesday night. According to the minister, the deceased woman had other health problems in addition to the coronavirus infection. Vojtěch also reported that two more people have recovered from coronavirus-induced COVID-19. There are already ten cured in the Czech Republic.
According to the Minister, the deceased woman suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic diseases. Because of this, it was not clear at first that it could be infected with coronavirus, Vojtěch told Czech Television. “However, during hospitalization, she reported that she had met with a relative a few weeks ago, who had returned from Italy where she lived permanently,” he said. Therefore, doctors on Tuesday tested the woman on COVID-19 with a positive result, but the woman died shortly after, although she was on lung ventilation. “I ask everyone not to visit their grandparents now, or always with a veil,” the minister said in connection with the case.
Like the VFN patient, the two previous COVID-19 deaths in the Czech Republic also had more health problems. First, in the Czech Republic, a 95-year-old man died on Sunday evening in connection with coronavirus infection in Bulovka Hospital. According to hygienists, he had been hospitalized several times this year because of severe lung disease and apparently became infected in the long-term hospital. The second was a 45-year-old man in a hospital in Havířov, Karviná, who had failed organs due to cancer. Information about his death was published on Tuesday.
According to Vojtěch, twenty people are now in serious condition after being infected with coronavirus. “If we are talking about people who are on artificial ventilation, there are 19 at the moment,” he told Czech Television. One patient is then on a special ECMO device that oxygenates the blood. “But we also have good news. The Usti and Plzen regions report cured. Their number has increased to ten,” the minister said on twitter.
There are currently 1394 cases of infection in the Czech Republic with a new type of coronavirus. It stated on its website on Tuesday before 18.00 the Ministry of Health. During Tuesday, 107 infections have so far been added, on Monday the increase was 126.