West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s brother Ashim Banerjee died of Covid-related problems at a hospital in Kolkata this morning. He was 60.
“He had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and was present process remedy,” Dr Alok Roy, chairman of Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Kolkata, was quoted as saying by information company PTI.
The final rites will probably be performed this afternoon as per Covid protocols.
West Bengal reported 20,846 recent COVID-19 instances within the final 24 hours, pushing the state’s whole caseload to over 10.94 lakh. 136 sufferers died in the identical interval.
Bengal is among the many 12 states that cumulatively account for 79.7 per cent of India’s whole lively instances, the Union Well being Ministry had mentioned on Friday.
India added 3.26 lakh new COVID-19 instances within the final 24 hours, taking the entire instances within the nation to 2.43 crore. 3,890 extra sufferers misplaced their battle to the lethal virus.