United News of India’s former New York correspondent (UNI) Brahm Kanchibhotla died in a hospital following a week-long battle with coronavirus. Reports in the Indian media suggest the veteran journalist died of COVID-19 on 6 April.
New York and New Jersey are the worst impacted by the virus in the US. By Monday, over 170,000 people tested positive in these two states and fatalities crossed 5,700. Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibhotla, who was a former contributor to news agency United News of India, died at a New York hospital.
Reports suggest several Indian community leaders both in the New York metropolitan area and Greater Washington Area of Maryland and Virginia have tested positive. While the majority of them are in self-quarantine in their homes, many of them have been admitted to hospitals.
In another report, an entire Indian family in Houston has tested positive with the virus. Rohan Bavadekar is battling for his life on ventilator support in a Houston hospital and his wife and three children are also tested positive.