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Coronavirus | Man dies in West Bengal, toll rises to 4

Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, where the fatality was reported. Photo: nrsmc.edu.in  

West Bengal on Tuesday recorded another death due to Coronovirus infection taking the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to four in the state. 

"A 57 -year-old man admitted to a private health facility in the district died  this evening. He was tested positive for Coronavirus," Nisith Kumar Mondal Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of Howrah district told The Hindu.

The official, however, did not elaborate on the travel history of the patient, who was a local businessman. Three deaths have been reported in the State only in the span of past  48 hours. The death of the man comes in less than 24 hours of a 48-year-old woman passed away in the same district (Howrah) late on Monday night at Howrah State General Hospital. Howrah located on the other side of the river Hooghly is a densely populated town. 

In the early hours of Monday, a 44-year-old woman died from the viral infection at State-run North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. On March 23 the state recorded first death when a 57-year-old man from DumDum area passed away at a private facility. The State government has so far not come clear about  the travel history of the deceased persons. 

There are no clear evidence or communication from the government on whether the deceased had travelled to a foreign country in recent past or not. The total number of confirmed cases in the State are 27, as per official communication of the State Health Department. So far about 543 people have been tested for the viral infection. Three patients have fully recovered after being tested positive.

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