Idlib, MINA – Local authorities in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib yesterday announced the first coronavirus fatality, MEMO reported.
“Today, we’ve recorded the first death from coronavirus of an 80-year-old woman in Idlib,” Syrian Interim Government (SIG)’s health minister, Maram Al-Sheikh, told reporters, adding that the victim had been suffering from “chronic kidney failure.”
Al-Sheikh pointed out that the elderly lady was put on a ventilator but her polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was positive.
As of Wednesday, there were a total of 54 infected people across all opposition-controlled areas, 46 of whom have recovered, according to official data.
The virus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).(T/R3/RE1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)