New Delhi: A 55-year-old CRPF Sub-Inspector, who was tested positive for the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, passed away on Tuesday at Safdarjung hospital.
Posted with 31st Battalion in Noida, the SI succumbed to his infection due to “breathlessness” during the treatment at around 4 p.m., an CRPF official said.
The Central Reserve Police (CRPF) official, a resident of Barpeta in Assam, had got the infection from a nursing assistant of the force who had also tested positive earlier this month.
The SI was reported COVID-19 positive on April 24 and was admitted to Safdarjung hospital. A total of 30 other CRPF personnel in contact with the nursing assistant are kept in a quarantine centre of Delhi government in Mandoli.
The information came at a time when the deadly virus has claimed 54 lives in Delhi and infected over 3,000 people.