1st Death of COVID-19 Reported in UP


Uttar Pradesh reported its first coronavirus-related death on Wednesday after test reports of a 25-year-old man, who died two days ago, came COVID-19 positive.

The man was admitted to the BRD Medical College on Sunday and he was suffering from kidney and liver problems, the institute’s principal Ganesh Kumar said.

Kumar said that whether the patient died due to the coronavirus has not been ascertained yet. He stated that the patient showed symptoms of COVID-19, but the test reports came after he died on Monday.

“The sample of the patient was found positive for the coronavirus,” an official of the King George’s Medical University said in Lucknow.

The man hailed from Basti in Uttar Pradesh.

The two lab technicians, who had taken his samples, have been admitted to the quarantine ward of the hospital as a precautionary measure, said Kumar.

The deceased was suffering from liver and kidney ailments for the last three months, he said.

Ganesh Kumar informed that the man came to the hospital on Sunday evening.

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