Hyderabad: A 33-year-old journalist died due to COVID-19 on Sunday morning at the state-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, the Health Ministry report said.
The medical reporter says that the journo was admitted to the hospital on June 4 after being referred from another state-run hospital, where he had tested positive.
The doctors who treated him said that the journalist had bilateral pneumonia with Type-1 respiratory failure and Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS) when he was admitted.
He was also suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness, they added.
Speaking to ANI, Gandhi Hospital superintendent Dr M Raja Rao said “He was in the ICU and was being attended to by a team of doctors round the clock. I myself also visited him very frequently. But this morning, he had a cardiac arrest and was declared dead at 9:37 am.”
The Health Department said that over the past one week, at least 13 journalists have tested positive for coronavirus in the state and are undergoing treatment.