Girl , 16 , dies of Covid in Champawat village

Pithoragarh : A 16 – year – old girl died of Covid – 19 in Champawat on Friday , a day after she was hospitalised for symptoms like cough , cold and trouble breathing .

On Thursday , Chakwal , a class 12 student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidya lay and resident of Khari- chiura village in Champawat , was taken to a district hospital .

” Ritika’s Rapid Antigen Test for Covid – 19 came positive . At night , her oxygen lev el dipped and her condition deteriorated .

She died on Fri day during treatment , ” said KK Agarwal , chief medical officer of Champawat .

It appears that she contracted the infection while she was on a school trip on March 28 , said the CMO , adding that a medical team has been sent to her village and school to collect the samples of her family , villagers and classmates for RT – PCR .

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