Bareilly: A 50-year-old man, who was admitted at the COVID-19 isolation ward of the district hospital in Lakhimpur Kheri district died on Saturday evening. 

However, his family members refused to claim the body, forcing the district administration to take the responsibility of cremating the body.

The deceased, who was a farmer, belonged to Trikolia town in Sampoornanagar area. He was getting treated for pneumonia at a private hospital in Bheera town and was referred to the district hospital on Friday.

“The man, along with his wife, was admitted on Friday and their swab sample was collected on Saturday morning and sent to Lucknow for COVID-19 tests. But the man’s condition deteriorated late in the afternoon and he died,” chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Manoj Agarwal said.

“He was symptomatic which is why he was immediately kept in the isolation ward along with his wife,” the CMO added.

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