Coronavirus: First probable death reported in Leh

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LEH — A patient admitted to Sonam Nurboo Memorial (SNM) Hospital in the newly carved out Union Territory of Ladakh on Sunday died probably due to the deadly Coronavirus. However, the administration claimed to have taken the sample of the deceased for testing, saying it will take nearly six days to confirm whether the patient was affected.

An administrative official said that a patient, who was admitted to the hospital, died in the evening.

Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, Saugat Biswas said that it is not confirmed yet whether the patient was positive. He said that two of the patients tested positive and are still admitted to the hospital.

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He said that a patient admitted to SNM Hospital in Leh has died but was undergoing treatment for some severe issues with his pancreas and other internal problems.

Medical Superintendent Sonam Nabroo Hospital, Dr Tsering Samphel said that the patient, who passed away on Sunday, was admitted to the hospital some days back after he complained of some urinal and respiratory issues.

On being attended by the medical team, tests for Coronavirus were carried out and were sent to Pune for confirmation which is awaited. However, he said that the patient has his travel history from Iran and had recently arrived back in Ladakh.

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Dr Tsering furthermore said that samples have been sent for testing and it will take at least six days to confirm whether the patient was positive.

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