The constable, who was posted at North-West Delhi’s Bharat Nagar police station, had complained of fever and cough on Tuesday morning and was tested for COVID-19. His colleagues took him to RML Hospital where they were informed that he died on the way. His test report came positive on Wednesday.
#JUSTIN:First suspected Covid causality reported in @DelhiPolice. A 31-year-old constable, posted with North-West district, died on Tuesday evening in RML hospital. He complained of fever & cough,was examined in Deep Chand Bandhu hospital,tested for COVID-19. 1/2.@IndianExpress
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DCP (North-West) Vijayanta Arya said, “Yesterday, he felt unwell and was examined by doctor in Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital where medication was given to him. He was tested for COVID-19 and report is awaited.”
Officials said he was asked to rest at home, where he complained of fever and shortness of breath in the evening.
The constable was is married and has a three-year-old son.
Meanwhile, the total coronavirus cases in the capital rose to 5,104 on Wednesday with 64 deaths.
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