57-year-old man dies in Kolkata; Bengal records its first Covid-19 death
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57-year-old man dies in Kolkata; Bengal records its first Covid-19 death

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A 57-year-old man who had tested positive for Covid-19 died on Monday afternoon, marking the first death in West Bengal due to the virus.

He was under treatment in a private hospital in Salt Lake township located to the east of Kolkata. Six more people have tested positive and are in hospital.The man was a resident of Dum Dum in the North 24 Parganas district. His wife and five other family members are already in isolation at a state-run hospital.

The man died about one and a half hours before Bengal went into lockdown mode to contain the pandemic. Till Monday afternoon, 52 people were kept in isolation at different hospitals.

“The 57-year-old male patient, who was admitted in the Salt Lake unit on March 16 with high fever and cough, expired at 3:35 pm.,” AMRI Hospital authorities said in a statement.

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