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Another two patients hospitalized at “Matei Bals” Institute in fire- affected ward die

Another patient who was hospitalized at the “Matei Bals” Institute in the ward affected by Friday’s fire died, the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning.

“The Health Ministry was informed, this morning, about a death among the patients who were in Ward V of the ‘Matei Bals’ National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Bucharest during the January 29 fire,” the quoted source said.

According to the ministry, it is about a 70-year-old patient, transferred after the fire to the “Prof. Dr. Dimitrie Gerota” Emergency Hospital and who was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit.

“The patient was in a serious condition, being intubated, had comorbidities and was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this situation, the forensic investigation will establish the causes of death,” the Health Ministry said, according to Agerpres.

Later on Tuesday the Ministry of Health (MS) informed that one more   patient who had been admitted to the Matei Bals hospital in a ward ravaged by fire on Friday has died.

“The Ministry of Health has been informed of a death among patients who were in ward V of the Matei Bals National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Bucharest during the fire of January 29 this year. It is about an 80-year-old patient, transferred after a fire to the University Emergency Hospital in Bucharest,” reads a Health Ministry release.

The patient had been diagnosed with a severe form of COVID-19, had multiple comorbidities and was hospitaliaed in the intensive care unit of the medical facility, intubated, said the Ministry of Health.

A forensic investigation will determine the causes of death, according to the ministry.

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