PTI | Updated: Mar 23, 2020, 18:58 IST
KOLKATA: A man infected with the coronavirus died in a Kolkata hospital on Monday, the first death recorded in West Bengal due to the contagion, hospital sources said.
The deceased was aged 57 years and was a resident of Dumdum in the North 24 Parganas district. He died at a private hospital.
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He was in the hospital since February 16 and was on ventilator support.
He had no recent history of travelling abroad but had visited Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh his February.
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“The man had acute respiratory distress syndrome. We had taken proper protective measures but he died this afternoon,” a spokesperson for the hospital said.
His family members are under observation in an isolation ward at a state-run hospital, state government officials said.
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