Venezuela’s vice president of communication, Jorge Rodríguez, reported on March 27 of six new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus registered in Venezuela, bringing the total number of cases to 113. Three of the cases are men and three are women. One of the new cases comes from La Guaira, 3 from the Capital District and 2 from the Miranda state. He reported the case of a 78-year-old patient who died 3 days ago in a private center, who underwent a post-mortem examination and was found to have Covid-19 coronavirus infection.
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Regarding this case, Rodríguez explained that her husband was one of the six people diagnosed with coronavirus today.
The deceased patient arrived with a condition initially attributed to respiratory failure and respiratory distress, accompanied by comorbidity: decompensated diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease. The woman was admitted with that diagnosis in the intensive care unit of a private clinic where she died. “For the sake of responsibility, we coordinated with the private medical institution, a post-mortem lung biopsy was taken from the woman, resulting in [diagnosing] her with a Covid-19 infection,” Rodríguez explained.
Translated by JRE/EF