Assam minister Himant Biswa Sarma expressed his deepest condolences and prayers for the bereaved family. (Photo Credit: ANI)
India's noratheast region saw it first death due to the novel coronavirus on Friday as a 65-year-old man died in Assam. The man passed away at the Silchar Medical College due to complications related to COVID-19, informed Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
"With utmost grief and sorrow, I would like to inform that Sri Faijul Haque Barbhyan (65), Hailakandi District has expired few minutes back in SMCH due to complication of COVID19 infection. My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family," he tweeted.
The number of positive coronavirus cases in Assam now stand at 28 with more case confirmed from Dhubri last night.
Earlier, the condition of the 65-year-old retired BSF personnel had turned 'alarming' on Thursday and he was shifted to SMCH during the day. Sarma had earlier informed said that while the patient's other parameters were stable, his oxygen saturation was decreasing and he had been shifted to the ICU for better monitoring.
The person was confirmed coronavirus-positive on Tuesday night and had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, He also had travelled to Saudi Arabia before that, reported PTI.
Silchar MP Rajdeep Roy said the funeral of the deceased will be held according to the COVID-19 protocol and the details will be announced later. (With PTI Inputs)