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Deputy magistrate in Bengal dies of COVID-19, first senior govt officer to succumb to disease: Official 

Debdutta Ray, who was posted in Hooghly district, died at a private hospital in Serampore.

Published: 13th July 2020 05:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2020 05:17 PM   |  A+A-

Coronavirus Death

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By PTI

KOLKATA: A deputy magistrate in West Bengal died due to COVID-19 on Monday, the first senior government officer to have succumbed to the infection in the state, a health department official said.

Debdutta Ray, who was posted in Hooghly district, died at a private hospital in Serampore.

"The officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week and was on home isolation.

She was hospitalised yesterday morning after she complained of breathing problems. She died today," the official said.

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