Oldest person in Egypt’s isolation hospitals dies of coronavirus


July 6, 2020
11:30 am

The oldest person in Egypt’s quarantine hospitals, 106-year-old Ibrahim al-Attar, has passed away from a blood clot caused by a coronavirus infection on Sunday at the Educational Damanhour Hospital, his grandson Mohammed al-Attar announced.

Attar had been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit after developing a blood clot, said quarantine physician Ayman al-Tayaar, who added that he had to be placed on a ventilator and lost consciousness on Saturday.

Born in August 1914, Attar had eight children and a family of 120 members composed of his children and direct descendants, all living at Damanhour’s Safasef.

Egyptian Health Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed announced that Sunday saw 1,218 new coronavirus cases and 63 deaths.

He added that the total number of coronavirus cases in Egypt as of Sunday reached 75,253, with 20,726 recovered and 3,343 dead.

Sunday also saw 623 people recovering from the virus and discharged from quarantine hospitals, the Health Ministry said.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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Source: egyptindependent