Constable Vinod Dies Of COVID-19, Third In BSF

“Director General and all ranks of BSF are grief stricken at his untimely demise and offer condolences to his family members. Entire Prahari Pariwar stands united with the bereaved family in this trying times,”the BSF said.

A Border Security Force (BSF) constable personnel has died of coronavirus disease, becoming the third personnel to succumb to the infection.

Constable Vinod Kumar Prasad was deployed for Law and Order duty with Delhi police, BSF said in a statement.

On June 5, he had complained of weakness and cough and his samples were taken for COVID-19 on next day and it found to be negative but his condition deteriorated on June 8 and again his sample was tested and found positive, the frontine security force added.

On Tuesday, he succumbed to death at AIIMS in New Delhi.

Constable Vinod is survived by his parents, wife and son.

“Director General and all ranks of BSF are grief stricken at his untimely demise and offer condolences to his family members. Entire Prahari Pariwar stands united with the bereaved family in this trying times,”the BSF said.

As of now, there are around 100 active cases in the force while 435 have been recovered and 3 death cases reported.

With 9,985 new COVID-19 cases and 279 deaths being reported in the last 24 hours, India’s total COVID-19 tally has now reached 2,76,583.

The death toll now stands at 7,745, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest update on Wednesday.

There are 1,33,632 active cases while 1,35,206 people have been cured/discharged/migrated, it added.
Mumbai now has more than 51,000 coronavirus cases, more than China’s Wuhan where the highly contagious diseases first emerged in December last year.

Delhi has reported 31,309 cases and the death toll in the national capital now stands at 905. Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the city will 5.5 lakh coronavirus cases by July 31 of the current doubling rate continues.

India’s recovery rate is said to be one of the best in the world.

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