Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) A mediaperson based in Kolkata died of suspected Covid 19 disease on Friday, sources said.
The victim had been suffering from fever over the past three-four days and was on medication at his central Kolkata residence.
His condition deteriorated on Friday as he developed respiratory problems.
The 57-year-old man was taken in an ambulance to a hospital in the southern part of the city, where doctors advised admission after examining him at the emergency unit. His swab sample was also taken and sent for testing
However, he breathed his last while being shifted to the ward.
The body has been sent to the hospital morgue and a decision about the last rites will be taken on receiving the test results.
A family member of the deceased has also been tested and asked to be in home quarantine for at least nine days, the sources said.