First COVID-19 death in Bihar: Man with travel history to Qatar dies in Patna

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Mar 22, 2020, 01:11 PM(IST)

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Ali is the first case of COVID-19 death in Bihar.

A 38-year-old man with travel history to Qatar succumbed to COVID-19 at the AIIMS in Patna, hospital superintendent CM Singh said.

Saif Ali (38), a resident of Munger district in Bihar, was admitted to the hospital with kidney ailment on Friday, he said.

However, doctors noticed that he was also suffering from respiratory problems, following which they sent his swab samples to the Rajendra Memorial Research Institute (RMRI), Patna.

Ali, who was on dialysis, died on Saturday night, but his COVID-19 test results from RMRI came only on Sunday morning, Singh said.

Ali is the first case of COVID-19 death in Bihar.

Six more patients in AIIMS, suspected to have contracted the disease, are currently awaiting their test results from RMRI, he added. 

(With inputs from PTI) 

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