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Death from coronavirus in Calcutta: man infected with coronavirus dies in Calcutta hospital | Kolkata News


KOLKATA: A man infected with the coronavirus died Monday at a Kolkata hospital, the first death recorded in West Bengal due to contagion, hospital sources said.

The deceased was 57 years old and a resident of Dumdum in the North 24 Parganas district. He died in a private hospital.

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He had been in the hospital since February 16 and was receiving ventilation assistance.

He had no recent history of traveling abroad, but had visited Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh in February.

“The man had acute respiratory distress syndrome. We had taken adequate protective measures, but he died this afternoon,” said a hospital spokesman.

Members of his family are under observation in an isolation room at a state hospital, state government officials said.

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