Damascus, SANA_ The Ministry of Health announced on Saturday the death of a 70-year-old man by Covid-19, which raises the number of deaths due to the Coronavirus to nine.
A statement by the Ministry of Health clarified that the man was suffering from heart failure and diabetes, and was admitted to Aleppo University Hospital, where he was treated, but died of Covid-19.
The health cadres and the surveillance teams, according to the statement, began to identify the people who interacted with the deceased patient to carry out the necessary medical tests.
On Friday, the Ministry announced that a patient who had passed away after going to a hospital with a respiratory problem turned out to have been infected with the Coronavirus.
The ministry indicated that the total number of registered infections with Coronavirus in Syria amounted to 256, of which 102 recovered, and 9 died.