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First Coronavirus death in Rajasthan; number of cases rise to 42

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March 26, 2020, 7:29 pm

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Police put up barricades throughout the state. file photo

Jaipur: Coronavirus claimed its first victim in Rajasthan on Thursday. An elderly man who was infected with the virus died in Bhilwara. The authorities, however, said that Coronavirus is not being considered to be the cause of death as the man was suffering from many other associated diseases.

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The 73-year-old man – identified as Narayan Singh – was undergoing treatment at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital. Narayan Singh was admitted to Bangar Hospital in Bhilwara from March 3 to March 12. After six members of the medical staff at the hospital tested positive for the virus, his samples were sent for testing two days ago. He was found infected and admitted to MG Hospital on Wednesday. He died on Thursday.

This is the first case of death of a Coronavirus patient in Rajasthan. Earlier, an Italian tourist had died, but he had been cured of the disease. The authorities said that the Italian national died while undergoing treatment for other ailments at Fortis Hospital.

Four new Coronavirus cases surfaced in the state one each in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhilwara and Jhunjhunu. The total number of cases has reached 42. Of them, 18 have been reported in Bhilwara, 9 in Jaipur, 6 in Jhunjhunu, 5 in Jodhpur, 2 in Pratapgarh and one each in Sikar and Pali.

The Rajasthan government has announced a relief package of Rs 2000 crore for nearly 1.41 crore families. Indiviuduals and organizations have donated over 23 crore to Chief Minister Relief Fund.

First published: March 26, 2020