Today the first death occured, but it involved a person with serious pre-existing health problems... So I am not sure this one counts..
The direct cause of death on November 6 of a woman who contracted the novel flu virus was heart failure. The spokeswoman for the Health Ministry, Zuzana Čižmáriková, provided this information based on the results of an autopsy conducted by the Health Care Supervision Office.
An hour after the 48-year-old woman was hospitalised in a Bratislava hospital, doctors had to resuscitate her because she suffered from serious arrhythmia. Her overall circulation failed. The woman was put into induced sleep and connected to respiratory equipment. Six hours later the critical situation repeated, but this time doctors failed to resuscitate her, which was confirmed by the autopsy as well.
Slovakia is well-prepared for a possible flu pandemic but the situation is now stable and the number of registered flu cases is not exceeding the norm, Health Minister Richard Raši told TASR on November 9.