BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: India has registered its third coronavirus death in Mumbai as a 64-year-old man, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away at Kasturba Hospital. The man had reportedly returned from Dubai.
“The COVID-19 positive patient was in a private hospital for five days, and was subsequently referred to the Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai. The patient had a travel history to Dubai, which he reportedly did not disclose at the time of his admission to the private hospital,” the health ministry stated.
This is Maharashtra’s first coronavirus death. India’s first confirmed coronavirus-linked death was reported on Tuesday last when a 76-year-old man from Karnataka’s Kalburgi died while being transported from one hospital to another. That he had tested positive with COVID-19 was confirmed only two days later on Thursday.
Delhi reported its first death from novel coronavirus the next day when a 68-year-old woman from Janakpuri, admitted at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, succumbed to the virus. She was the mother of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 137 on Tuesday after fresh cases were reported from several states. The cases include 22 foreign nationals and the two persons who died in Delhi and Karnataka.