The municipal president of Soltepec , Puebla, Leobardo Aguilar Flores , died Tuesday afternoon from respiratory complications , apparently derived from COVID-19 .
Through his Twitter account, the governor of the entity, Miguel Barbosa Huerta , confirmed the death of the mayor, without revealing what caused his death.
“I express my deepest condolences to the family, loved ones and the citizens of the municipality of Soltepec, before the sensitive death of Mayor Leobardo Aguilar Flores,” the president wrote.
It transpires that since last weekend, the municipality was hospitalized in the city of Puebla receiving treatment for respiratory ailments.
Aguilar Flores would be the seventh official to die in the state of Puebla due to health complications derived from the coronavirus .