AGENCIES, Mumbai: A 65-year-old COVID-19 patient passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday, taking the total number of death toll in the country to 10. The patient had a travelling history to UAE. The man was admitted to Kasturba Hospital, according to news agency ANI and was suffering from age-related ailments like high blood pressure and severe diabetes, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement.
This is the third death reported from Mumbai. On Sunday, a 63-year-old coronavirus patient died in Mumbai. Earlier, another patient, who was admitted to Kasturba Hospital, too passed away due to coronavirus.
Meanwhile, on Monday, a 24-year-old woman in Himachal Pradesh, who has a history of travelling to USA, passed away. She had symptoms of coronavirus. However, she passed away before the test results arrived. In West Bengal, a 55-year-old man died of coronavirus on Sunday. He, however, do not have a history of travelling. However, he went to Bilaspur to attend a marriage ceremony. Meanwhile, pandemonium was created surrounding the funeral of the elderly man in Kolkata when the police tried to remove the locals, who protested against the funeral of the deceased at the neighbourhood crematorium fearing infection would spread. Also, there was a lot of confusion in the air regarding how the elderly man got the infection. It added more fuel to the fire when chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the man went to Italy. However, the man’s son later sent a letter of consent to the police for cremation as he was in the USA.
On Tuesday. two more coronavirus cases have been reported in Bengal. While one has a history of travelling to UK, one had returned from Egypt. This takes the total number of Bengal cases to 9.
Meanwhile, nearly 500 coronavirus positive cases have been reported on Tuesday. According to AFP, deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have crossed 15,000 across the globe on Monday.