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.
With utmost Grief and sorrow,I would like to inform that Sri Faijul Haque Barbhyan,(65)Hailakandi District has expired few minutes back in SMCH due to complication of COVID19 https://t.co/MoRWPP4Bml deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 9, 2020
So far, Assam has reported 29 positive cases of Covid-19.