Journalist dies in Telangana due to COVID-19

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The state ecorded its steepest daily spike in positive coronavirus cases and deaths on Saturday.

A journalist in Hyderabad passed away on Sunday, June 7, due to COVID-19. Manoj (33), a reporter with Telugu channel TV5, had tested positive for the coronavirus on June 4 and was undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital, according to IANS.

According to doctors, the journalist died of COVID-19 and comorbidities. He was suffering from bilateral pneumonitis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). He was also diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis that paralyses all muscles including respiratory muscles. He had also undergone thymus gland surgery – it is unclear when this surgery was conducted however.

The state had recorded its steepest daily spike in positive coronavirus cases and deaths on Saturday. The state reported 206 fresh cases of infection and 10 deaths. The final tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 3,496, while the death toll is pegged at 123.

With the surge in cases, the state health authorities on Saturday issued a strict advisory asking people not to step out of their homes unless absolutely necessary. Authorities said that the numbers are expected to rise further over the next two weeks.

In anticipation and to make space for more patients, hospitals also started discharging ‘stable’ patients from designated Covid-19 facilities on Saturday, said a Times of India report.

Most of the new cases were detected from within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits as well as Ranga Reddy, Medchal and Adilabad districts.

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