26-Year-Old Indian Swimmer & Coach dies Due To COVID-19

by SwimSwam 30

June 25th, 2020 Coronavirus, International, News

Ashutosh Gupta, a 26-year-old national-level swimmer and swim coach in India, has died due to COVID-19. His family is accusing the hospital where Gupta died of contributing to his death through negligence and lack of treatment.

India Today reports that Gupta’s health “suddenly worsened” on June 10, and that he was taken to Lady Hardinge Hospital. The family says a doctor examined Gupta and told the family to quarantine at home and allow Gupta to recover there. TV9 Telugu reports that the initial exam found Gupta tested positive for coronavirus. But he didn’t improve, and the family says when they returned to the hospital, the report of the initial examination had been lost.

The family got a private test, and found that Gupta was positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel-2019 coronavirus. They say he was immediately admitted to Lady Hardinge Hospital, but died on June 17.

The family claims Gupta was “just kept there and had no facilities and no doctor came to see him,” according to India Today.

Gupta would have turned 27 on June 19, just two days after his death, according to India Today. Gupta was married just four months ago, in February. He was a former national-level swimmer and taught children to swim at Shivaji Stadium.

India’s daily coronavirus cases have grown steadily since April. The nation has 473,105 confirmed cases of COVID-19, leading to 14,894 deaths. Early this month, India was seeing about 8,000-9,000 new cases a day, but new cases have nearly doubled – there were 16,922 new cases today and 15,968 the day before that, according to the World Health Organization.

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Very sad. Hopefully an unfortunate reminder that this virus Is still deadly to younger people.

Brian M

Not really. Percentage of total COVID-19 deaths under the age of 34 is 0.89%.


I’d say one young life out of 100 is very high and won’t matter to you unless it’s a loved one of yours.

Coach M

Totally understand the percentage, maybe one every 115, but are you comfortable being that ONE

Hank Monroe

Here we go, if it’s just one life it’s one life too many so the only right thing to do is stay locked up which new data is indicating that states with extended lockdowns didn’t fair to well. The only time it was ok to come out according to the fear mongers on this site was for the protests, riots, and looting.


Brian is stating that it is 1/100 deaths are under 34, the percentage of those who test positive and die is much, much, much, much, much, much lower…….


Everyone can argue numbers all they want. No one is changing opinions in a comment section.

This guy is more than just a number and it’s tragic he left so early. Hoping we don’t see a growing trend where people don’t have access to a Doctors due to increase in Covid.


Few more numbers: 6000 infected in Texas today – we set record every day. That *might* convert into 150-200 dead daily in 3 weeks. ICU occupancy in largest Texas cities is at 70-97%. There will be a disaster in Texas in coming weeks. Oh, yeah, a 25 year old man died in Bastrop, TX, today, 15 miles from Austin.


Might* … will
You come back
And say you’re wrong in 2 weeks? You never admitted you were wrong on the 3000/day in June. Today was 600 nationally.

I noticed the following in Bastrop:
Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe issued a new county order prohibiting outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people, except as permitted under the governor’s orders. Exceptions under the governor’s orders include the following:

Religious services
Local government operations
Child-care services
Youth camps
Recreational sports

Sounds like large outdoor swim practices are still a go.


When I said 3000/day I quoted what Trump and his team predicted would happen by the end of June. Stop saying that. Search for “3000 dead Trump”


Can you two just talk in person already? HISWIMCOACH, his posts may offend you, but no need to continually go after him. Psycho doesn’t always have the best things to say, but I’ve always enjoyed talking to him in person.

Hank Monroe

Time to get in the bunker for a few years or until the rations run out.


As long as needed, Hank. My wife will have tough time surviving coronavirus and our daughter has a mild asthma. As long as needed.

Latest: Texas bars must close at noon today and restaurants reduce capacity to 50%. Oh, where will Austin high tech people go for a one night stand and get wasted every night now? Tragedy. How about reading a book, helping other people, going for a walk outdoors, actually having friends?

I kept our twins home today and they will not attend swim practices until Monday. We will see after that. Swimming is so not important right now.

Justin Thompson

You got to do what’s best for your family PSYCHODAD. Good for you and stay strong.


Tell that to Ashutosh Gupta’s family, sure it will be a great comfort.


A study published today, thelancet.com:

Study of 582 children with #COVID19 from 21 countries in Europe, mostly identified at hospital.

62% admitted to hospital (8% ICU);
4% mechanical ventilation (median 7 days, range 1-34 days);
25% had pre-existing conditions;
0.7% died.


So in looking at 25 countries and 82 large hospital systems, 5 children died over the course of one month. Do you actually think that 62% of kids that get Covid will go to the hospital? For the record, I think you are making the right decision to not send your daughter to practice. You are taking personal responsibility. But that decision doesn’t mean it’s unsafe for everyone. Safety is very much all about perception. Here is the most important statement in this study: It is important to highlight that this study has primarily captured data from children and adolescents who were seen or managed within the hospital setting, and that the majority of participating units were part of tertiary… Read more »


I just posted results from a study – not more not less. That is a scientific site, not a conspiracy site. I do not have any desire to argue with you. I am just hoping people will be aware of facts and change behaviour. I know this is pointless more or less, but still… Less people like you, safer my family is.
After Florida’s 9000 cases yesterday, they are closing bars now. Every life saved is a big plus.


Nice personal attack psychodad.

Why do you only care about Covid lives saved? It’s so myopic.

Abbott caved to media pressure.

“Health officials in Texas are logging every single COVID-19-positive hospital patient in the state as a COVID-19 hospitalization, even if the patients themselves are admitted seeking treatment for something other than the coronavirus.”


The number of hospitalizations are “being misinterpreted,” said Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom, “and, quite frankly, we’re concerned that there is a level of alarm in the community that is unwarranted right now.”

“We do have the capacity to care for many more patients, and have lots of fluidity and ability to manage,” Boom said.

He pointed out that his hospital one year ago was at 95% ICU capacity, similar to the numbers the hospital is seeing today. “It is completely normal for us to have ICU capacities that run in the 80s and 90s,” he said. “That’s how all hospitals operate.”

I can’t make sense of what the narrative is out of the Texas Medical Center. Because, the Texas Medical Center is pushing the “we’re going to run out of room” narrative, while the CEO’s of the 4 big hospitals there all are saying “we’re fine.”

I think the closure of bars is the single most impactful thing they could have done, so that was encouraging to see.

Another quote from Dr. Boom:

“People have completely let their guard down,” Dr. Boom said. “Somewhere around Memorial Day people just sort of sighed a breath of relief and said, ‘Hey, I’m going to act like it’s summer. I’m going to act like this thing was never here,’ and we’re paying the price for that now.”


I would say the picture isn’t 100% clear. But I would tend to believe the hospitals.

Boom’s statement about people letting their guard down can be true while hospitals being ready for surge is also true.

He would be irresponsible to not acknowledge any risk from Covid. It’s there but he’s saying currently they can handle it.

Everything you’ve just said is fair and reasonable.

I think it’s also reasonable to say that just because the hospitals can handle the surge capacity, doesn’t mean that it’s evidence of “we don’t have a problem.”


From what I’ve read a more accurate statement is “we may potentially have a problem soon.”

But I guess we will wait two weeks to determine that! Thus far, all seems okay but there are lots of differing reports.


Sad news. May his family find peace.
Not being very old does not mean you have a 100% chance of surviving the coronavirus.


I’m really getting worried that the entire NCAA swim season may be canceled.

Hank Monroe

I can’t see the NCAA having a season at this point and college sports will be some of the last sporting events to come back.