Assam reports first COVID-19 linked death

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Published: April 10,2020 01:08 PM
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April 10, 2020: On Thursday Assam reported its first coronavirus linked death with Sri Faizul Haque Barbhuyan (65) of Hailakandi District succumbing to complications of the infection

April 10, 2020: On Thursday Assam reported its first coronavirus linked death with Sri Faizul Haque Barbhuyan (65) of Hailakandi District succumbing to complications of the infection at Silchar Medical College and Hospital.



State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on his Twitter account, "With utmost Grief and sorrow,I would like to inform that Sri Faijul Haque Barbhyan,(65)Hailakandi District has expired few minutes back in SMCH due to complication of COVID19 infection. My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family".



It may be stated that earlier he had posted that the condition of Barbhuyan, the 28th COVID-19 case in Assam, was deteriorating as although his other parameters are stable his oxygen saturation was decreasing. The minister also informed that the patient had been shifted to the ICU of the Silchar Medical College and Hospital for better monitoring.



So far 29 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed from Assam, as the country's total cases rose to 5,865 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.