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Uttar Pradesh Records First Coronavirus Death As 72-Year-Old Man Dies In Meerut

The Son-in-law Arrived From Amravati On March 19 And Took Part In A Wedding Ceremony The Next Day. He Was Hospitalised Last Thursday.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Apr 2020, 04:54:58 PM

The man was hospitalised last Thursday. (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi:

A 72-year-old man who had tested positive for coronavirus died in Meerut on Wednesday, the first death in the Uttar Pradesh district seen as a hotspot in the fight against the virus. The district has reported 19 coronavirus positive cases so far. Seventeen of them, including the man who succumbed to COVID-19, were related to a Maharashtra resident who had come here to visit.

The elderly man was the visitor’s father-in-law, an official said. He tested positive on Sunday.

His wife, their four sons and four daughter-in-laws are admitted at Meerut Medical College’s coronavirus ward.

The son-in-law arrived from Amravati on March 19 and took part in a wedding ceremony the next day. He was hospitalised last Thursday.

This is the second death of a coronavirus patient in Uttar Pradesh, where over 100 confirmed cases of the infection have been reported so far.

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First Published : 01 Apr 2020, 04:54:58 PM

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