AGARTALA, June 9 - A 42-year-old COVID-19 patient, who had been admitted to the ICU of the GB Pant Hospital here, died this afternoon, official sources stated.
The patient was admitted to the hospital on June 1 after suffering a cerebral stroke at home. He tested COVID-19 positive on June 3. �Despite all out efforts, the COVID-19 patient died today at around 3 pm,� said Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a Facebook post.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath today said it was yet to be confirmed as to how the deceased had contracted the disease. �We have come to know that his son had returned home from Chennai during the lockdown. Over 300 COVID-19 positive cases were found among the people who came from Chennai by train,� he pointed out.
Nath said the deceased�s family would get Rs 10 lakh as compensation. �Although the person had underlying health conditions, we are not denying that he is the first COVID-19 victim in the State,� he said.