the Athlete from new York who contracted novel coronavirus infection during treatment lost 28 pounds. This writes the newspaper the New York Post.

Before her illness, 40-year-old Iyad Ahmad (Ahmad Ayyad) was engaged in Boxing and participated in marathons and completing obstacle courses. The first symptoms of infection by the coronavirus appeared on 11 March he had fever, lost appetite, cough and a runny nose. Four days later, the man began to have trouble breathing and weakened to such an extent that he could neither walk nor drive. He managed to get to the hospital, where they diagnosed him with the flu and COVID-19.

As Ayad continued to deteriorate rapidly. He was transferred to ICU and hooked up to artificial lung ventilation (ALV). Within three weeks the man was unconscious. During this time he lost his muscles, lost weight from 97 to 69 kg and have forgotten how to swallow himself.

After disconnecting from the ventilator Ayad tried to raise the tone by doing the exercises right in the hospital. When he was discharged, he again started to play sports, however, health returned to him much slower than he expected. A month any activity caused in men shortness of breath.

“I am very concerned about the people who belong to the coronavirus lightly, says Ayad. — I was infected and survived, but still terrified”.

According to the latest data, for July 2 at the world identified at 10.9 million cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection. From COVID-19 521,4 killed thousands of people, 6.1 million people have already recovered. In the United States identified 2.8 million cases of infection, died 131,1 thousand people.

Coronavirus infection is transmitted via small droplets that are emitted from the nose or mouth of the patient and settle on surrounding objects. The who recommends that you stay at least four feet away from other people, regularly wash or decontaminate hands and don’t touch your mouth, nose and eyes. In public places and public transport should use a mask.