First COVID-19-related death confirmed in Switzerland

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 74-year-old woman suffered from a chronical disease; she was a patient from the high risk category
22:06, 5 March 2020

La Republica

A citizen of Switzerland succumbed to the Chinese coronavirus on March 5. This become the first lethal case due to this particular disease in this country, Reuters wrote referring to the regional police.

According to the law enforcers, the woman was hospitalized in Lausanne's university hospital on Tuesday, March 3. The 74-year-old lady suffered from a chronic disease; she was a patient from the high-risk category.

On Wednesday, March 4, Swiss law enforcement agencies claimed that the sickness has been mostly spreading among young people; but most likely, it may also be passed to the elderly people who suffer even more than the youth. 

Related: Ukraine to cancel mass events due to coronavirus, - official

The government of Switzerland forbade all sorts of public events with more than 1,000 people taking part and urged citizens to keep the distance from each other, avoid shaking hands and giving a traditional triple kiss to each other.

According to the latest data, 90 people got infected with COVID-19 in Switzerland; three people got cured and one deceased.

Related: Man dies in China in five days after recovery from Covid-19


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