Journalist Succumbs To Coronavirus In Telangana

Hyderabad: A 33-year-old Telugu television journalist died due to COVID-19 on Sunday morning at the state-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

As per an NDTV report, the reporter was admitted to the hospital on June 4 after he had tested positive in another state-run hospital.

The journalist had bilateral pneumonia with Type-1 respiratory failure and Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS) when he was admitted, NDTV quoted doctors at the hospital as saying.

He was also suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness, they said.

“He was in the ICU and was being attended to by a team of doctors round-the- clock. This morning, he had a cardiac arrest and was declared dead at 9:37 am,” Gandhi Hospital superintendent Dr M Raja Rao said on Sunday.

At least 13 journalists have tested positive for coronavirus in the state over the past one week and are undergoing treatment.

Telangana latest COVID-19 tally is 3,650 cases and 137 deaths.

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