Surat man first victim of coronavirus in Gujarat

Surat, Mar 22 (PTI) Coronavirus claimed its first victim in Gujarat on Sunday after a 67-year-old man, who had tested positive for the infection, died at a private hospital here, officials said.

The man, with travel history to Delhi and Jaipur, was admitted to the hospital on March 17 with complications related to kidney and asthma. On March 21, he tested positive for coronavirus as well, they said.

'The man, a coronavirus positive patient, diedat a private hospital here on Sunday afternoon,' Surat Collector Dhavalkumar Patel confirmed.

Seventeen others have tested positive for coronavirus in the state. PTI COR KA PD NP NP