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Delhi prison registers first Covid-19 death

First death due to Covid-19 has been registered a prison in Delhi. A prisoner who died on June 15 in Delhi's Mandoli jail was found to be coronavirus positive by the jail authorities.

Kumar Sonu Kumar Sonu
New Delhi Updated on: June 21, 2020 19:13 IST
Delhi prison registers first Covid-19 death
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First death due to Covid-19 has been registered a prison in Delhi. A prisoner who died on June 15 in Delhi's Mandoli jail was found to be coronavirus positive by the jail authorities.

Cause of death of the 62-year-old prisoner was not known at the time of his passing on June 15. However, tests carried out subsequently revealed that he was suffering from coronavirus.

The prisoner was lodged in CJ-14 and was serving life sentence for murder. He was admitted in Jail on July 6, 2018. He was lodged in senior cirizen barrack in Mandoli Jail and 28 other inmates were in the barrack with him.

He passed away in his sleep on June 15. No reason was apparent for his death but tests conducted on the dead body revealed that he was infected with coronavirus.

As of July 21, coronavirus cases among inmates in Delhi prisons stood at 23. Out of these 16 have recovered.

45 cases have been detected among the prison staff. 7 have recovered.

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