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Two COVID-19 patients die in West Bengal, death count rises to 6

TPE Correspondent

New Delhi April 1st

Two persons infected with coronavirus have died in West Bengal, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to six, a health department official said on Wednesday. The union health ministry data has logged only three deaths in the state so far.

A 57-year-old man, who was admitted to a private hospital in Golabari area of Howrah district two days ago, died on Tuesday night, he said.

“We are trying to find out the travel history of the deceased and whether he had come in contact with any person infected with coronavirus,” the official said.

Another 57-year-old man died in a hospital in Belghoria in North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday morning, he said. The second person had no history of traveling abroad or to any other state in India, the official said.

“The man was diabetic for the last 20 years and was hospitalized since March 23 with kidney ailments. He tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday night,” he said.

Family members of both the deceased have been placed under quarantine, the official said.

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