NOIDA, June 3 -- A 48-year-old man died of Covid-19 in Gautam Budh Nagar on Tuesday, taking the toll in the district to eight, district health officials said. It also saw 26 new cases, pushing the tally to 496.

The dead man, a resident of Rajat Vihar in Sector 62, was admitted to the Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) of Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Greater Noida on Saturday afternoon. He also suffered from bronchopneumonia with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, the district administration said in its statement.

This is the first death of a person under 50 in the district. The district earlier had recorded deaths of seven men, aged 60, 62, 62, 65, 71, 90 and 58, due to Covid-19, according to district of...