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Coronavirus in Assam: Assam records first covid-19 death

The man, with travel history to Saudi Arabia, had tested Covid-19 positive on April 7.

Guwahati

Assam has seen first death of a Coronavirus (Covid patient ) on Friday. 65-year-old man from Hailakandi district has become the first casualty of the novel coronavirus in Assam. He died at Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) early Friday morning, informed Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sharma.

The man, with travel history to Saudi Arabia, had tested Covid-19 positive on April 7.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the 65-year-old, a resident of Hailakandi district, died due to COVID-19 complications at around 2 a.m. on April 10. He was one of the 27 patients who had links with the Nizamuddin event in that was held in Delhi in early March. He had also visited Saudi Arabia recently, the Minister said.

“The patient from Hailakandi was declared COVID-19 positive on Tuesday (April 7) and was admitted to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition. I offer deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family,” Mr Sarma said.

So far, Assam has reported 29 positive cases of Covid-19.

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