Bhutan reaches 813 cases and 1 death on 10th January

As of 10th January Bhutan has a total of 813  cases comprising of 550 males and 263 females and 345 active cases with 206 males and 139 females.

10th January saw 3 new cases of which two are close contacts from Semtokha and one is an expatriate detected at a quarantine facility.

467 have recovered and Bhutan also got its first COVID-19 death in the form of a 34-year-old man with pre-existing medical conditions (chronic liver disease and renal failure) who was detected with COVID-19 passed away today. He was managed at the COVID-19 ward at the JDWNRH campus.

On 21st December, he was brought to JDWNRH for the treatment of severe hepatitis during which he was detected with COVID-19. Laboratory examination showed that his liver function test was grossly deranged and he was diagnosed with severe acute hepatitis. He received hemodialysis for acute kidney failure.

According to the treating physician, the prognosis of such cases with hepato-renal failure is grave.

A total of 329,585 tests have been done with 3,486 tests being done on 10th January alone. Of these tests 178,085 are RT-PCR tests while 151,500 are RDT tests.

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