Bihar confirms third death due to coronavirus

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Patna, May 2 (IANS) A 54-year-old COVID-19 patient died in East Champaran district, taking the total number of deaths due to coronavirus in Bihar to three, a health official said on Saturday.

The total number of positive cases in Bihar stands at 466.

Sanjay Kumar, Principal Health Secretary, said that the man was a cancer patient and was undergoing treatment. He returned from Mumbai on April 20. However, when his samples were tested he turned out to be coronavirus positive.

Later, he was admitted to Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna, where he succumbed to the disease on Friday.

Earlier on March 21, the State’s first COVID-19 patient, from Munger district, had died and his reports later confirmed he was suffering from the pandemic disease. Another 35-year old COVID-19 patient died on April 17 in Patna.

At least 30 out of 38 districts of Bihar are now affected by coronavirus.

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