Bhutan recorded the first Covid19 death in the country on Thursday after a 34-year-old man died of the infection.
This has been confirmed by health minister Dechen Wangmo, says a media report.
According to the report, the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the health ministry discussed the issue in the evening on Thursday.
It has been reported that the deceased suffered from chronic liver disease and renal failure.
He tested positive for Covid19 on December 21 when he was admitted to JDWNRH for treatment of severe hepatitis, it said.
He was undergoing treatment at the Covid19 ward in the JDWNRH campus.
During laboratory examination, it came to light that his liver function test was grossly deranged and he was diagnosed with severe acute hepatitis.
The patient had received hemodialysis for acute kidney failure.
The report quoted the treating physician as saying that the prognosis of such cases with hepato-renal failure is “grave”.
Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering in a Facebook post on Wednesday said “we begin the unlocking measures in many parts of the country starting today.”
The Bhutan PM said “lifting lockdowns have had many countries experience spike in cases to new highs, particularly around second week”.
“Our unlocking is happening at a time when some countries are confronting with the third wave of COVID-19, while others are still dealing with prolonged second waves,” the PM added.