The first death from the COVID-19 coronavirus has been confirmed in Peru. This is a 78-year-old patient who died at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, from respiratory failure. The statement from the Ministry of Health is given at a time when 234 cases of COVID-19 infection are confirmed in Peru and 4 cases in Cusco.
The Ministry of Health made the following statement through social networks and its web portal:
“The Ministry of Health regrets to report the sensitive death of the first patient due to COVID-19 infection. This is a 78-year-old man with a history of high blood pressure, who entered the intensive care unit at the Peruvian Air Force Hospital on Tuesday, March 17, for presenting severe respiratory failure, dying today at 3:00 pm “