A 30-year-old migrant worker from Assam, who tested positive for COVID-19, committed suicide in Maharashtra on Saturday.
As per reports, the man was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Maharashtra’s Akola.
The man, who hails from Assam’s Nagaon district was admitted to the hospital on April 7 and had tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
Reportedly, the deceased had attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.
According to the hospital authorities, the man had allegedly slit his own throat and was found lying unconscious on the bathroom floor of the hospital.
However, the man later succumbed to his injuries while undergoing surgery.
Three persons had tested positive for coronavirus in Akola on Friday and the deceased was one of them.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to COVID-19 in India rose to 239 and the number of cases surged to 7,447, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The Centre has recently announced a sanction of Rs 15,000 Cr for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’.
The funds can be used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and strengthen the medical infrastructure of the country with a primary focus on COVID-19.