Army Brigadier Dies Of COVID-19 In Kolkata

In accordance with sources, a few different officers have additionally examined optimistic in Kolkata (File)

Kolkata:

A brigadier of the Indian Military died in Kolkata on Thursday of issues associated to coronavirus an infection. Posted at Jap Command, he’s believed to be the highest-ranking Indian Military officer to have misplaced his life to the virus.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supplied her condolences to his household. West Bengal authorities’s Residence Division tweeted, “Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and GOWB categorical deep condolences on premature passing away of Brigadier Vikas Samyal……who succumbed to Covid19 as we speak on the Command Hospital Kolkata.”

The officer had been admitted to the Military’s designated COVID-19 hospital, the Army Hospital at Barrackpore, the place he examined optimistic for the virus. However after issues developed, he was moved to the Command Hospital in Kolkata.

In accordance with sources, a few different officers have additionally examined optimistic in Kolkata.

The brigadier’s demise comes on a day when a senior Bengal authorities official examined optimistic on the state secretariat Nabanna and the top of ICMR’s Kolkata wing, NICED, was admitted to a personal hospital with COVID-related issues.

Within the final 24 hours, Bengal has reported 649 circumstances, 218 of them in Kolkata alone. The adjoining districts, North and South 24 Parganas, have additionally reported spikes of 162 and 58 new circumstances every respectively. 16 individuals have died in that span of time, elevating the full to 699.

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