The Health Inspectorate has launched an investigation into the death of a 71-year-old Latvian resident who died of pulmonary edema a few days after being vaccinated against coronavirus with the vaccine produced by AstraZeneca, according to the Russian broadcasting of the LTV7 TV channel.
According to the TV channel, the deceased Oleg Zeigermacher received the first dose of AstraZeneca, batch ABV5300, on March 5. It was the use of drugs in this batch that had previously been suspended by several EU countries. Four days later – on March 9 – he died in hospital from pulmonary edema, which was caused by bilateral pneumonia.
“At the moment, not a single case of death has been confirmed in Latvia that has been linked to the vaccine,” Tanina Tamme-Zveiniece, a representative of the Latvian State Agency for Medicines, told the TV channel reporters.
The Latvian Health Inspectorate has launched an investigation into the death of Seigermacher. Its results will be known later.