Egyptian doctor dies in United States due to COVID-19

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 02:47 GMT

The deceased doctor Ashraf Abdo and his wife

The deceased doctor Ashraf Abdo and his wife

CAIRO - 1 April 2020: Russia Today website stated on Wednesday that the American medical authorities announced the death of an Egyptian doctor residing in the United States, as a result of the new Coronavirus (COVID19), a week after he was diagnosed.

The Egyptian resident, Mohamed al-Alam, revealed that the deceased doctor Ashraf Abdo, who worked as a general practitioner in a New York hospital died at the age of 60, and lived in the United States for 20 years.

In the same context, the Health Ministry announced on March 30 that a doctor called Ahmed al-Lawah died of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lawah, 57 years old, is considered the first Egyptian doctor who dies of COVID-19 infection, according to the ministry. Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said in a statement that Lawah’s health condition was relatively stable; however, he witnessed sudden deterioration on Sunday.

On March 28, the Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate announced that veterinarian Mohamed Negm passed away in Saudi Arabia because of COVID-19 after he had entered the intensive care unit (ICU).

The Egyptian Veterinarian Syndicate explained Negm had graduated from Zagazig University in 2012. Negm was the third Egyptian expat to die of COVID-19 as two men passed away in Italy earlier this month.

Also, on March 25, head of the Egyptian Nursing Syndicate said that nineteen nurses from different hospitals in Egypt contracted the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

It should be noted that Egypt recorded on April 1, some 54 new positive cases for COVID-19, bringingthe number of the infected to 710, 157 of them recovered, and 46 died.

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