2 BSF troopers die of Covid-19, 41 fresh cases in the force

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New Delhi: With two deaths and 41 more fresh cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Border Security Force (BSF), the number of infected personnel rose to 193, highest among all central armed police forces (CAPF). In all, as many as 441 paramilitary personnel have been infected by coronavirus.

Till Wednesday, 85 BSF personnel, posted at different locations, were found Covid-19 positive while two have died.

A BSF official said that a critically-ill patient, who had contracted the infection while visiting super speciality clinic for treatment, died while the other trooper died on Monday in Safdarjung hospital, where he was admitted on May 3.

The official said that the trooper was shifted from a normal ward to the ICU on Tuesday.

“After his death, prior to autopsy, Covid-19 test was done and result came positive by late Wednesday night,” the official said.

IANS

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