33-year-old journalist dies from COVID19 in Telangana, Hyderabad


He suffered from myasthenia gravis, a long-term neuromuscular disorder. (Representative)


A 33-year-old journalist working for a Telugu television station died on Sunday morning of COVID-19 aftermath at Gandhi public hospital in Hyderabad.

The journalist was admitted to hospital on June 4 after being referred from another public hospital, where he had tested positive.

The reporter had bilateral pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure and acute respiratory illness syndrome (ARDS) upon admission, doctors at the hospital said.

He also suffered from myasthenia gravis, a long-term neuromuscular disorder that causes varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness, they said.

“He was in intensive care and was looked after by a 24-hour team of doctors. I also visited him very frequently. But this morning, he had a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at 9:37 am”, Gandhi Hospital The superintendent Dr M Raja Rao said Sunday.

In the past week, at least 13 journalists have tested positive for coronavirus in the state and are undergoing treatment.

Telangana has witnessed a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, with 154 infections and 14 deaths reported on Sunday, bringing the number in the state to 3,650 and deaths to 137.


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