21:22 / 06.06.2020
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Coronavirus: Death toll reaches 17 in Uzbekistan

An elderly man who was hospitalized due to a car accident had tested positive for coronavirus infection.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health, on May 27, a 70-year-old man was taken to the Republican Scientific Center for Emergency Medical Care with an initial diagnosis of a closed head injury after a traffic accident.

He was checked for coronavirus infection due to the appearance of similar symptoms. The results were positive. After that he was hospitalized in a multidisciplinary clinic of the Tashkent Medical Academy to provide specialized medical care.

It is noted that the patient was previously treated for a brain tumor, coronary heart disease, hypertension, hepatitis, pneumonia and chronic heart, kidney and liver failure.

Due to the deterioration of the patient’s condition, the doctors decided to connect him to a ventilator.

“Despite the medical care provided, the patient died of a brain tumor, acute respiratory failure and cardiovascular failure,” the report said.

Thus, the total number of death cases in the country has reached 17.

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