A Holguin gastroenterologist and a Baracoa pediatrician were the victims. The medical centers for which they worked acknowledge their professional merits and transmit condolences to their families.
Eugenio Suárez Utria (left) and Maikel Alba Pérez, the Cuban specialists based in Ecuador who died from coronavirus. Photos taken from Facebook
With the death this Sunday night of Dr. Eugenio Suárez Utria, two Cubans have recently died in in Ecuador as a result of COVID-19.
Suarez Utria had been fighting the new coronavirus for weeks until his body was defeated by the disease this Sunday night.
A native of Holguín, a gastroenterologist, he had been residing in Ecuador for seven years, where he worked at the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS) General Hospital, in the city of San Antonio de Machala.
Just a few hours earlier, Maikel Alba Pérez, a pediatrician, specialist in the emergency medical area at the Francisco Orellana General Hospital, had lost his life.
Alba Pérez also spent days fighting the virus that in Ecuador has killed more than 3,300 people and the number of infected exceeds 39,000.
Maikel Alba Pérez was a native of Baracoa and lived in Ecuador since 2014, according to the Facebook page of the Association of Cuban Residents in Ecuador, which reported both deaths.