- The CPM leader expressed his grief and thanked frontline workers who treated and supported them
- ‘It is with great sadness that I must report that I have lost my eldest son, Ashish Yechury to COVID-19 this morning’
- Ashish Yechury died at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with COVID-19
New Delhi: The eldest son of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Secretary General Sitaram Yechury, Ashish Yechury, died due to COVID-19 this morning.
In making the announcement on Twitter, Yechury thanked everyone who gave them hope and treated him.
“It is with great sadness that I must report that I lost my eldest son, Ashish Yechury to COVID-19 this morning. I want to thank everyone who gave us hope and treated him – doctors, nurses, health workers frontline, sanitation workers, and countless others who stood by us, “Yechury said.
Ashish Yechury was recovering well at Medanta Gurgaon Hospital
Earlier, Ashish was hospitalized at Holy Family Hospital but was shifted to Medanta Hospital.
Ashish, 34, was a senior copy editor with a leading Delhi-based newspaper.
Ashish, who would have turned 35 on June 9, was recovering well at Medanta Gurgaon Hospital, people close to the family added, describing his sudden death at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with the disease as a shock, PTI reported.
A second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the country with nearly 3 lakh new cases and over 2,000 deaths reported on Wednesday.
This is higher than ever since the pandemic began last year.
As per the union health ministry, as many as 2,95,041 new COVID-19 cases and 2,023 deaths were reported, taking the total number of cases to 1,56,16,130, including 21,57,538 active cases.
As many as 1,32,76,039 recoveries have been reported to date, of which 1,67,457 have been reported in the last 24 hours.
Delhi reports 24,638 new COVID-19 cases
The death toll is 1,82,553.
Delhi reported 24,638 new COVID-19 cases and 249 related deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to data released by the Delhi government’s health department on Wednesday, the Delhi coronavirus count reached 9,30,179.
There are currently 85,364 active cases in the city. Furthermore, a total of 24,600 people recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,31,928, ”ANI reported.
The death toll in the national capital has jumped to 12,887 with a death rate of 1.39 percent and a positivity rate of 31.28 percent.