In the first case of death being reported from Eastern India, one person has died in Patna, Bihar who was tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus. While one person has died, another has been tested positive, reported Hindustan Times.
The person who has died is a 38-year-old man which makes this case even more significant since he is not a senior citizen. It is also being reported that the patient who died had returned from Qatar before being tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus.
“A 38-year-old man, who had come back from Qatar, has died of Covid-19,” Dr Pradeep Das, director of Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, said. Reportedly, the man who had a travel history to Qatar had landed in Patna from Kolkata two days back and died in RMRI yesterday.
Speaking to OpIndia, an AIIMS doctor confirmed that the man died of Kidney failure. According to him, the positive result of the Coronavirus test came after his death. He said whether the death was due to kidney failure and the extent to which Coronavirus contributed to the death will be confirmed only after an autopsy is conducted. The doctor has confirmed that the man had travelled to Patna for kidney treatment and tested positive for Coronavirus only after his death.
The death of the 38-year-old man takes the death toll from the Wuhan Coronavirus in India to 6. Earlier today, an elderly man had succumbed to the virus in Maharashtra. Reportedly, his wife had also tested positive. The death of the elderly man was the 5th death in India and the second in Maharashtra alone.
India has recorded a jump in the Wuhan Coronavirus cases. The Union Health Ministry said on Sunday that the number of positive cases in India is up to 324.