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West Bengal: 45-year-old coronavirus suspect dies at Kolkata hospital, test reports awaited

West Bengal: 45-year-old coronavirus suspect dies at Kolkata hospital, test reports awaited

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Mar 2020, 07:45 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: A 45-year-old woman from Bongaon in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, who had been admitted to Kolkata's Nil Ratan Sarkar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital for possible exposure to Covid-19, died on Monday afternoon, but her test reports are still awaited, officials said.

According to reports, the woman, who was a patient of aplastic anemia and recently went to Vellore in Tamil Nadu for treatment, was admitted to the government health facility on Sunday late night with novel coronavirus symptoms, including high fever, cough and massive breathing trouble, and she expired on Monday.

Health official of the government-run hospital said that her swab sample had been sent to the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) for Covid-19 test.

"The patient underwent treatment in an isolation ward and we are waiting for her test reports from NICED which is expected tonight," a medical officer said.

"Following the World Health Organization (WHO)'s guideline, her body has been preserved in an isolated area in the hospital and we will hand over the body to her relatives only if her Covid-19 test report comes negative," the official added.

Presently, West Bengal is treating 20 novel coronavirus positive patients at different hospitals while the state has reported two Covid-19 fatalities so far.

 


 

West Bengal: 45-year-old coronavirus suspect dies at Kolkata hospital, test reports awaited

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