Dubai: The UAE on Friday, has announced the first two deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country.
In a statement, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), noted that one of the individuals was a 78-year old Arab national who had arrived in the country from Europe.
The cause of death was a heart attack, coinciding with complications from the coronavirus disease, the ministry added.
MoHAP added that the other individual, a 58-year-old Asian national and resident of the UAE, had prior chronic illnesses – heart disease and kidney failure – which further complicated their inability to fight the disease The Ministry expressed its regret and sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and expressed its well-wishes for the recovery of all individuals diagnosed with coronavirus.
It reassured that both cases had received all necessary medical care and attention in the country’s medical facilities.