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Coronavirus in India: Uttar Pradesh marks its first COVID-19 death

A 25-year-old man who tested positive of coronavirus died in Uttar Pradesh. With this Uttar Pradesh marks its first COVID-19 death.

Coronavirus in India: Uttar Pradesh marks its first COVID-19 death
Uttar Pradesh, First Published Apr 1, 2020, 1:23 PM IST
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Uttar Pradesh reported its first coronavirus-related death on Wednesday after test reports of a 25-year-old man, who died two days ago, termed him COVID-19 positive.

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

"Whether the patient died due to the coronavirus has not been ascertained yet," he said, adding 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 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, Kumar said.

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

He came to us on Sunday evening, Kumar said.

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