Coronavirus: Suspect with no travel history dies; dead woman's sample tests positive

In Maharastra, the COVID-19 toll is now 4

A health worker sprays disinfectants on a hospital bed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata | PTI A health worker sprays disinfectants on a hospital bed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata | PTI

A 47-year-old man, admitted at the Indore government hospital as a coronavirus suspect, died on Thursday, reported PTI. His test reports are awaited. The man was earlier treated at the Ujjain civil hospital and was admitted to the Indore hospital on Wednesday with symptoms of breathlessness. The patient did not have a travel history. 

At the same time, the test report of a woman who died on March 24 turned out positive for coronavirus, taking the COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra to four. The woman, who hailed from Navi Mumbai, had symptoms similar to the coronavirus infection. Thus, as a precautionary measure, her samples were taken and sent for testing. "The test came out positive this morning. We are now taking the necessary precautions for her relatives as well,"a health official told PTI.

The number of coronavirus cases climbed to 649 and the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 13, with one death reported each from Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, according to the health ministry.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far, at 128, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala which has recorded 109 cases, including eight foreign nationals. Karnataka has reported 41 cases of coronavirus patients, while cases in Gujarat rose to 38, including one foreigner. Cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 37, including a foreigner.

The number of cases in Rajasthan increased to 36, including two foreigners, while the positive cases in Telangana stood at 35, including 10 foreigners. Cases in Delhi rose to 31, including one foreigner. Punjab reported 29 cases while In Haryana, there are 28 cases, including 14 foreigners. Madhya Pradesh recorded 14 cases, Ladakh has 13, while Tamil Nadu has reported 18 cases, including two foreigners. West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have nine patients each. Chandigarh as well as Jammu and Kashmir have reported seven cases each so far. Uttarakhand has four cases, including one foreigner. Bihar also has four cases. There are three cases in Himachal Pradesh while there are two cases in Odisha. Puducherry, Mizoram, Manipur and Chhattisgarh have reported a case each.

A 70-year-old man, with co-morbid conditions of diabetes and cardiac issues, died on Thursday making it Gujarat’s third COVID-19 death. On Wednesday night, an 85-year-old woman lost her battle to COVID-19 at Ahmedabad's Civil Hospital.

The number of positive cases in Gujarat stands at 43. Ahmedabad has reported highest number of 15 cases so far, followed by Vadodara 8, Surat and Gandhinagar 7 each, Rajkot 4 and, Kutch and Bhavnagar 1 each.

Of the five latest cases that have come to the fore, three were locally transmitted and two have had a history of travel to the United Kingdom and New Delhi.

-with inputs from PTI, Nandini Oza

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