Meerut reports first COVID-19 death after the 72-year-old father-in-law of man – who had travelled from Amravati to Meerut & infected 16 others in the district – dies. The condition started deteriorating at 1 am today, died at 11 am.
According to reports, a 72-year-old man who died on Wednesday is the second death in UP due to COVID-19 in a day. He was also suffering from diabetes & chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Also, he was put on a ventilator at 1 am, but still couldn’t be saved.
Body of the deceased has been packed in 3 layers & handed over to the police to conduct last rites as per the norms. Maximum 20, but preferably lesser no. of people to gather for rituals as per norms: Dr RC Gupta, LLRM principal.
Body disposal norms being followed for a 72-year-old man who died due to Coronavirus in Meerut. Body handed over to police.
For the uninitiated, Uttar Pradesh reported its first COVID death today after a 25-year-old man died in Gorakhpur in the state.
According to the information received, the man had returned from Mumbai and was a native of Basti in Uttar Pradesh. The man had developed symptoms of novel coronavirus and was receiving treatment at BRD hospital in Gorakhpur. The patient had passed away late on Tuesday, his samples tested positive for COVI-19 today morning.
The total number of coronavirus positive cases had reached 100 in Uttar Pradesh by Tuesday night. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a late-night meeting on Tuesday, also asked officials to strictly enforce the lockdown in the state and ensure strict punishment for violators.