Bhubaneswar:7/4/20: A 72-year-old man, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, died on Monday, informed the State Health & Family Welfare Department today. According to reports, the victim, a resident of Jharpada, was admitted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar on April 4 with complaint of respiratory distress. He had history of chronic hypertension. However, he succumbed on April 6.
“His sample taken on 6th April was found to be positive for COVID-19 infection by AIIMS-Bhubaneswar which was subsequently sent to RMRC for re-confirmation and it was re-confirmed on 7th April. As the patient was treated as a COVID-19 suspect from the very beginning, all hospital infection control and safety protocols were followed,” the statement added.
The funeral of the deceased will be conducted by the State Government as per the guidelines of the Central Government.
Addressing a press conference, Odisha Government’s Spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi today said body of COVID19 deceased will be handed over to the state Government for cremation. The cremation would be done as per the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.