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Suspected coronavirus patient dies in Maharashtra

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
March 14, 2020 20:25 IST

A 71-year-old man who had returned from Saudi Arabia and was suspected to have coronavirus infection died during treatment in Maharashtra's Buldhana district on Saturday afternoon, a hospital official said.

IMAGE: Men enter a hospital where a special ward has been set up for the coronavirus disease in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/ Reuters

He was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.


Civil surgeon Premchand Pandit told PTI that the patient was admitted to a private hospital for high blood pressure a few days ago, and shifted to isolation ward of the Buldhana general hospital for symptoms of coronavirus on Saturday morning.

"His sample was sent for lab testing. He passed away at 4.20 pm. Lab report is still awaited," Dr Pandit said.

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