First Sikh COVID-19 Victim Reported Dead in NYC

Sardar Mohinder Singh an employee of the MTA was reported to have died due to the COVID-19 known popularly as the Coronavirus. Sardar Mohinder Singh was an engineer for the MTA and regularly performed sewa at 222st Gurdwara Sahib as the Punjabi School principal. Sources have stated the man lived in Floral Park, NY.

Sardar Mohinder Singh had a high fiver this past Thursday and reportedly tested positive for the Cornavirus. He was age 70. He was also the first Sikh person reported to have had the Cornavirus.

What can I do to prevent the coronavirus disease at home?

Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.

These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

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