Slovakia Reports First Two Deaths of Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow. (Photo by NIAID-RML via AP/TASR)

Bratislava, April 6 (TASR) – Slovakia has the first two confirmed deaths of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Marek Krajci (OLaNO) announced on Monday.

The first case concerns a man who died earlier in Bojnice (Trencin region) after being released from hospital following several negative tests on the coronavirus. Nevertheless, one test was positive.

Another patient, a woman, who died on Monday, was from a risk age group of 65+ and was treated in hospital with a lung ventilator. Krajci claimed that she had a number of other serious diseases, but “she essentially died of this disease [COVID-19], although the immediate cause of death was a complication related to this disease”.

A total of 49 new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Slovakia on Sunday, increasing the total tally to 534.