Kolkata, July 2: A Brigadier-rank officer of the Indian Army died of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kolkata on Thursday. The deceased Brigadier was posted at the Eastern Command in Kolkata. "An Indian Army Brigadier posted at the Eastern Command in Kolkata passed away today due to COVID-19," Defence PRO of Kolkata Eastern Command said in a statement. Kolkata Shocker: Family Forced to Keep Elderly Man's Dead Body In Ice Cream Freezer For 48 Hours Over Pendency of COVID-19 Report.

The Eastern Command is one of the six operational commands of the Indian Army. The deceased Brigadier had a long battle against coronavirus before he succumbed to the infection. He is survived by wife and two daughters who had recovered from COVID-19. In May, an Assistant Sub-inspector of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had died of coronavirus. He was posted in Indian Museum in Kolkata.

Indian Army Brigadier Dies of COVID-19 in Kolkata:

West Bengal so far has reported 19,170 coronavirus cases. The state recorded 613 new COVID-19 cases and 13 fatalities on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 683. While 12,528 patients have recovered so far, the state has 5,959 active cases.

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