Assam Records First COVID-19 Death
GUWAHATI: Assam registered its first death case related to coronavirus in the state on Friday.
A 65-year-old man from Hailakandi district died in Silchar with complications of COVID-19.
It is to be mentioned that the deceased, Faijul Haque Barbhyan, was undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH). He had a travel history to Saudi Arabia, and had tested COVID-19 positive along with 28 others from the state. He also had a travel history to Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.
Sharing the news on Twitter, state health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote: “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 http://infection.My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family.”
The condition of the patient had deteriorated on April 9 and his oxygen saturation had begun decreasing. He was then shifted to the ICU of SMCH for better monitoring.