Bihar Observes It's First Death Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

Publish On: 22 Mar, 2020 02:37 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

PATNA: As rising coronavirus cases continue gripping the nation, Bihar reported the first death of the state on 22 March 2020. The departed individual was also battling kidney-related problems, along with being tested positive for the life-endangering virus. He was kept under observation in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna. 

The patient was named Saif Ali and was merely 38 years old. He belonged to the Munger district situated in the east of Patna. The person had a travel history and had come back from Qatar recently. The officials from AIIMS confirmed the patient of being COVID-19 positive. 

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Dr Prabhar Kumar Singh, the director of AIIMS Patna said, "He had a travel history and was put under observation for some time." Another Doctor, known as Pradeep Das who is also the director of RMRI or Rajendra Memorial Research Institute said, "114 samples were examined on Saturday night in which 2 samples were found COVID-19 positive. The information of both of the patients has been sent to the Indian Council of Medical Research, Delhi." Tests for coronavirus are also happening in this institution.

Apart from this, the Bihar Government has put 550 passengers who boarded a train from Maharashtra to come to Bihar under observation in various hospitals. They returned to the state on Sunday morning. 

Best health department administrators are engaging in conversation with the central health department administrators through video calls regarding the growing cases of the highly-contagious disease.

Deepak Kumar, the Chief Secretary of the state also confirmed the death of the individual occurred due to being COVID-19 positive, "He died yesterday but his test report came today which said he was having coronavirus... he was admitted to AIIMS as a suspected case and with kidney ailment." This statement was backed up by Superintendent C.M. Singh too.

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As of now, there are 324 cases of Coronavirus in the nation with a death toll of 6, including the aforementioned one.