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Third COVID-19 death reported in Himachal Pradesh

"As per his preliminary report, he was suffering from novel coronavirus. Confirmatory report of his second test is being awaited," said Chief Medical Officer

Published: 05th May 2020 09:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2020 09:48 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SHIMLA: A 21-year-old man, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, died in Shimla on Tuesday, the third fatality in Himachal Pradesh.

The youth, who was stranded in Delhi during the lockdown, had returned to his house in the Sarkaghat area of Mandi district in April, Chief Medical Officer Jeevanand Chauhan told PTI.

"As per his preliminary report, he was suffering from novel coronavirus. Confirmatory report of his second test is being awaited," Chauhan added.

The officer said the man had only one kidney since birth and was getting treatment from a Delhi hospital.

He was shifted to the IGMC hospital on Monday when his health deteriorated and he died on Tuesday, Chauhan said.

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