First Coronavirus Death Reported In Vishakhapatnam

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VISAKHAPATNAM: The number of novel coronavirus cases continues to surge even after imposing the lockdown. Meanwhile, the first death from the deadly virus in the port city of Visakhapatnam was recorded on Friday.

According to reports, a 62-year-old man from Chengalarao Peta was admitted to the King George Hospital (KGH) with chronic kidney ailment. He passed away as soon as he was hospitalised.

Growing suspicious, doctors later conducted COVID-19 test on the dead body and discovered that the deceased man was already positive for the virus.

In an official statement, Andhra Medical College (AMC) chief Sudhakar said, "The 62-year-old man was admitted to KGH with kidney disease. He died during treatment. His body was handed over to family members but it was found out later that he was Corona positive. After this, our team reached the deceased's house and performed the last rites as per protocol."

He also added that around 20 employees of the hospital who came in contact with the patient during the treatment have been quarantined.

Though the deceased was found infected with Covid-19, the origin of his infection is not yet known, reports said.

Meanwhile, Vishakhapatnam has reported 27 COVID-19 positive cases so far including the recent death, while 20 patients have been cured and discharged till now.

According to Health Ministry, Andhra Pradesh has reported more than 1,400 COVID-19 positive cases so far.

Also Read: COVID-19: India Records Biggest Single-Day Jump With 2,293 New cases

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