Through a statement, the Ministry of Health reported the death of two Peruvian citizens by Covid-19. So far there are 3 affected by the virus.
The first person to die from this virus was a 78-year-old man, who was a member of the Peruvian Air Force and had a record of high blood pressure.
According to Minister Elizabeth Hinostroza, the contagion of this older adult was communal, that is, he obtained the virus in the country and not on a trip abroad.
The second victim, Eduardo Ruiz García, a 69-year-old man, who was alone in his apartment in the Miraflores district, fulfilling the respective quarantine when presenting symptoms.
Due to the delay in his results, at the time of his death, he still did not know his diagnosis.
According to the official document of the Ministry of Health, this victim also had a travel history to Spain and was treated at the Edgardo Rebagliati hospital for a respiratory condition; Later it was sent to his home.
In this case, the manager of the Edgardo Rebagliati hospital, Juan Santillana, confirmed that the test carried out on this patient yielded a positive result for Covid-19.
I point out that «EsSalud has purchased a batch of 1400 rapid tests that will allow us to know in 15 minutes if the patient has coronavirus.
The third case is a 47-year-old man «with a travel history to Spain, who had bronchial asthma and obesity.» He was admitted to the Dos de Mayo health center in the intensive care unit. The diagnosis was respiratory failure and septic shock. «His evolution was unfavorable, causing his death at 6:15» on Thursday, March 19, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.