COVID-19 in Bengal: 3 deaths, one more tests positive, total count increases to 27

The number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in West Bengal increased to 27 on Tuesday afternoon after a 57-year-old man from Rathtala in the northern fringes of Kolkata tested positive.

He is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Belghoria in North 24 Parganas. He is said to have been unwell since March 23 with fever and respiratory distress. He was admitted to the hospital on March 26.

Hospital authorities said that his condition is critical as he is already suffering from diabetes and kidney ailments. Due to his critical condition, the patient cannot be moved right now to any other hospital in Kolkata which have separate wards for COVID-19 patients.

His family members have said that he doesn’t have any recent travel history, it was quoted by some news channels. He runs a fast food shop in Belghoria and hence is it possible that he had come in contact with many people. Efforts are already on to identify those he had come in contact with.

On Tuesday, three other COVID-19 cases were reported from the state – two are residents of Kolkata while the third is from Midnapore.

Three persons have died from COVID-19 in the state.

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