UPDATE: The 34-year-old man who died today is the first death case of Covid-19 in the country, Health Minister Dechen Wangmo just confirmed.
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the health ministry discussed the issue late into the evening.
The deceased who suffered from chronic liver disease and renal failure was detected with Covid-19 on December 21 when he was admitted to JDWNRH for the treatment of severe hepatitis.
He was managed at the Covid-19 ward at the JDWNRH campus.
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.