This is a patient over 60 years of age, from the United States, who was classified as critically ill.
The Government reported that El Salvador already registers the first death by coronavirus. The country remains with 32 confirmed cases in total, 31 active and none recovered, according to the last update registered this March 31 at 5:13 p.m.
The deceased patient is a woman over 60 years old, from the United States, and who on Monday, March 30, had been classified as critically ill, according to information from President Nayib Bukele. The patient was in quarantine the entire time, the president said. Furthermore, it was reported that there are no apparent epidemiological links in the national territory.
The woman entered the country on March 12, presented a progressive pulmonary deterioration, and upon being transferred to the hospital she had a cardiorespiratory arrest, reported the Minister of Health, Francisco Alabí.
“The patient had no medical history, her age put her in a risk group. It begins with lung deterioration and it was a complicated situation, ”explained the minister.
In addition, Minister Alabí indicated that tests are still being carried out (by COVID-19).
“There is no way to project when the disease will peak, what we know is that restriction and distancing measures will give results up to 15 days later,” the official emphasized.
As of Tuesday, a total of four patients with severe prognosis are registered, 27 stable patients.
In the case of deaths from the virus, the Health Minister explained that the handling of these corpses is done by means of a double bag, then it is placed inside the coffin and the burial is carried out immediately.
Two new cases were registered on Monday, a man and a woman. These new cases are imported (people who entered from other countries) and were detected in the containment centers, although it is unknown which ones.
The number of cases detected in containment centers totals 28. The rest are two in home quarantine, 1 epidemiological link and 1 case of admission by blind spot, according to the website. https://covid19.gob.sv/
Suspicious cases remain at 12. To date, there are three stores, two from Santa Ana and one from Usulután.
In accordance with the data From the Government portal, 29 of the coronavirus cases are imported, that is, people who arrived in the country from various destinations in the world that concentrate the majority of infections, including Italy, Spain, the United States and France, but there are also from Panama, Guatemala, Brazil, Canada and Colombia.
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El Salvador has been in a 30-day general household quarantine since March 21 as well as in a new period of 15 days of emergency regime, as part of the measures decreed by the Government to contain the spread of the virus.
Adequate and constant handwashing with soap and water or antibacterial gel, staying home, wearing a mask if you have symptoms or are a caregiver for a sick person, consuming well-cooked food (especially meat) and calling 132 in case of emergency It is part of the recommendations revolving around this disease that plagues the entire world.