An Uttar Pradesh minister has died due to COVID infection. The deceased was identified as Kamal Rani Varun, 62, a member of Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet. The death occurred this morning. The minister had earlier confirmed Kovid. Kamal Rani was in charge of the technical education department. He died at a hospital in Lucknow. This is the first time in the country that a minister has died of COVID. COVID was confirmed to Kamal Rani on July 18. The minister’s health deteriorated due to a lung infection. Hospital officials said they had made every effort to save the minister’s life. They were shifted to a ventilator the previous day due to poor health.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his condolences on the death of Kamal Rani. Yogi Adityanath said that Kamal Rani was a minister who served the people sincerely. Yogi Adityanath’s visit to Ayodhya has been canceled following the death of Kamal Rani. Yogi Adityanath was going to Ayodhya to assess the construction work of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
Meanwhile, the death toll from Kovid infection in Uttar Pradesh is on the rise. In the last 24 hours, 47 people have lost their lives to Kovid. The total number of Kovid victims in the state is 89,608.