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Mamata Banerjee’s Brother Ashim Banerjee Dies Of Covid-Related Complications

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s brother Ashim Banerjee succumbed to Covid-related complications at a hospital in Kolkata this morning. 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s brother Ashim Banerjee succumbed to Covid-related complications at a hospital in Kolkata this morning. He was 60 years old.

“He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment,” Dr Alok Roy, chairman of Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Kolkata, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Mr Banerjee’s last rites will be performed this afternoon as per Covid protocols.

In the last 24 hours, West Bengal reported 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the state’s total caseload to over 10.94 lakh. 136 patients died in the same time span.

The Union Health Ministry on Friday had said that Bengal is among the 12 states that cumulatively account for 79.7 per cent of India’s total active cases.

India added 3.26 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases in the country to 2.43 crore. 3,890 more patients lost their battle to the deadly virus.

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