Corona-virus News Live Updates: West Bengal records first death !!West Bengal reports first coronavirus death, 55-year-old resident on ventilator passes awayCorona-virus News Live Updates: West Bengal records first death !!
West Bengal reported its first coronavirus death on Monday as a 55-year-old resident passed away. The man from Dum Dum in Kolkata had tested positive and was on a ventilator at AMRI hospital. He suffered a cardiac arrest today.
He had no recent history of travelling abroad but had visited Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh his February. “The man had acute respiratory distress syndrome. We had taken proper protective measures but he died this afternoon,” a spokesperson for the hospital said.
His family members are under observation in an isolation ward at a state-run hospital, state government officials said.
The Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government on Sunday issued a notification saying Kolkata and several areas across the state will be put under lockdown from Monday 5 pm till March 27 in view of the coronavirus outbreak. Only essential services will be allowed during the period, the notification said