The death toll after the fire in Matei Balş reaches 18

The number of people who died as a result of the fire at the “Matei Balş” National Institute is increasing, after the death of a 68-year-old man was confirmed on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Health was informed on Wednesday about a death among patients who were in Pavilion V of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases “Matei Balş” in Bucharest during the fire of January 29, 2021.

It is about a 68-year-old man, transferred after the fire to the Emergency Clinical Hospital “St. Pantelimon ”from Bucharest.

The patient was diagnosed with a severe form of SARS Cov-2 and had associated conditions.

The forensic investigation will determine the causes of death.

This is the 18th death after the January 29 fire.

(source: Mediafax)

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