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Agra reports first COVID-19 death; Uttar Pradesh death toll at 4

Agra reported first COVID-19 death on Wednesday after a 76-year-old woman died SN Medical College and Hospital.

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Agra Updated on: April 08, 2020 13:13 IST
Agra reports first COVID-19 death; Uttar Pradesh death toll at 4
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Agra reports first COVID-19 death; Uttar Pradesh death toll at 4

Agra reported first COVID-19 death on Wednesday after a 76-year-old woman died at SN Medical College and Hospital. With this, the COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh reaches 4. While the total number of active cases of novel coronavirus in the state is 326.

Earlier in the morning, the Uttar Pradesh health ministry reported 10 new cases in Agra, with six of them linked to Tablighi Jamaat while four were contacts of old patients. The Agra tally now stands at 63. All samples of Agra were tested by King George's Medical University.

Agra's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Mukesh Vats said, "The new cases have taken the district tally to 63, including 39 cases with Tablighi connection. Two new patients are contacts of a previous patient while one is a city-based private doctor who came in contact with a patient who tested positive. The last one is the grandmother of a city resident who returned from Belgium on March 15."

Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asserted that the UP COVID-Care Fund will be used for strengthening the state's healthcare system which includes the establishment of more testing facilities and COVID-19 hospitals. 

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