Cuba confirms first coronavirus-related death


Cuba’s Health Ministry confirmed its first novel coronavirus-related death, a 61-year-old Italian man, today.

According to the ministry’s Twitter page, the man died this morning. Cuban officials had previously said he suffered from asthma.

The man was one of three Italian tourists who arrived in Havana on March 9, the same day that Italy put into place a quarantine on domestic and international travel for its citizens to stop the rapid spread of the virus. 

By the numbers: Cuba confirmed three new cases on Wednesday, which includes two Cubans and a 77-year-old man from California. The country’s total now sits at 10 cases. 

Source : CNN


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