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A Covid positive man donates his body to help with medical research into the disease

Kolkata: On Friday, a cancer patient in the city who tested positive for Covid before dying donated his body for medical research into the virus, in what is believed to be the first such case in the country. West Bengal reported 3805 new cases.
Nirmal Das, 89, was a resident of the city’s New Town neighbourhood, according to officials. On Saturday, Nirmalbabu’s body will be donated to RG Kar Medical College’s forensic department, he said.
The new cases brought the total number of cases in the state to 19,86,667, according to a health department bulletin.The city had the most new cases, with 481, followed by the North 24 Parganas district, which had 438 new cases, according to the report.
The state reported 34 deaths, bringing the total to 20,515, according to the bulletin. It said there were nine Covid-19 deaths in the district of North 24 Parganas and eight in the city. 13,767 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovering from the disease to 19,20,423.

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