The cause of death of Muscovite Alexander Sitnikov, who died in hospital after returning from Italy, was not the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and lobar pneumonia on the background of exacerbation of chronic diseases. This “Izvestia” said an informed source Monday, March 16.
75-year-old man returned from Venice at the end of February, his health was normal. On March 4, he felt ill, went to the doctor and was hospitalized in Kommunarka. March 12 it became known that he died.
His family, friends and colleagues with whom he had contact, also check for the presence of coronavirus infection. Their analyses have sent to Novosibirsk, the “Vector”laboratory.
Italy among the European countries is the leader in the number of people infected with coronavirus. On 14 March it became known that the coronavirus has infected the Deputy Minister of health, Italy Pierpaolo Sileri. According to him, a test for detecting the disease he did after contact with a potentially infected person. The result of the study was positive. Sileri noted that is isolated in the house with his wife and small child, but they are not in contact.
Virus epidemic SARS-CoV-2, which is the causative agent of severe pneumonia COVID-19, began at the end of December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
March 11, the world health organization declared a pandemic coronavirus.
As reported in Rospotrebnadzor, in Russia the total number of infected by 15 March amounted to 63 people.
According to Worldometer on March 16, the world has infected more than 170 thousand people, has recovered almost 78 thousand patients, and died 6526 people.
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