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Bihar registers first Covid death in 2023

With cases of covid infection increasing in the country, Bihar’s first casualty happened this year in the Gaya district, late on Friday night.

“The deceased is a 70-year-old woman, a native of Makhdumpur village in Gaya district. She was admitted to Magadh medical college and Hospital in Gaya three days ago after the complaint of uneasiness in breathing,” said Dr. Ranjan Kumar Singh, civil surgeon of Gaya.

During the treatment, doctors conducted an RT-PCR test and she turned out positive. We have initiated the process of cremation according to the Covid 19 protocols,” he said.

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This is the first case of death due to corona in Gaya in the last 2 years. The officer further said that there are 8 covid positive patients who are admitted to hospitals in the district and are undergoing treatment,” Singh said.

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh reported its first death due to Covid-19 this year, health officials said. The state also reported 192 fresh Covid cases during the day while 68 patients recovered in the state, including one in the state capital Lucknow. At present, there are 842 active Covid cases in the state.

An elderly woman, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 2, died during treatment on Thursday while 35 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Lucknow.

The woman, who died was a resident of Lucknow’s Vrindavan Colony and was admitted to a private hospital in Alambagh.

She was diagnosed as a patient of multi-organ failure and tested positive for Covid-19 with the TrueNat method. “She was later shifted to King George’s Medical University (KGMU) where a second sample for Covid test was taken on April 4. The report of the second sample is awaited,” said a senior health official.





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