Uttar Pradesh Minister Kamal Rani Varun, who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus, died of the infection in Lucknow this morning. She was 62 years old.
Kamal Rani Devi died at 9:30 a.m. at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the government said in a statement.
Kamal Rani Varun was Minister of Technical Education in the government of Uttar Pradesh led by Yogi Adityanath.
She was admitted to hospital on July 18 after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
“I express my deepest condolences to the family of Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun. She tested positive for COVID-19 and was receiving treatment at SGPGI Hospital. She was a popular popular leader and a social worker. She worked effectively while serving in the Cabinet, ”Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in his message of condolences.
Forty-seven more people died from coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, bringing the state’s total death toll to 1,677. With more than 100 dead, the state capital Lucknow is among most affected; it is only behind Meerut (108) and Kanpur (102 dead) in the death toll in the state.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 89,068, up from 85,261 on Friday.