UPDATED: 19. MAR 2020, AT 14:21

UPDATED: A woman positive with coronavirus has died

The autopsy showed that the woman died of an extensive heart attack, not the coronavirus, PM Pellegrini said on March 19.

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An 84-year-old woman who was positively diagnosed with the coronavirus has died, PM Peter Pellegrini (Smer) informed on March 18.

The woman was infected with the coronavirus after meeting her son and grandson who had returned from abroad.

The autopsy showed that the woman died of an extensive heart attack, not the coronavirus, Pellegrini said on March 19. Although she tested positive with the infection, since it was not the primary cause of her death, she cannot be counted as the first coronavirus victim in Slovakia, he added.

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New confirmed cases

Pellegrini also said on March 18 that there are 105 confirmed coronavirus cases in Slovakia for now. 35 people are hospitalised, but no one needs artificial lung ventilation.

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