AGENCIES, New Delhi: On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a country-wide lockdown for 21 days to break the break the infection transmission chain of the deadly coronavirus. And as day 1 of nationwide lockdown came to an end on Wednesday, India registered 93 new cases of COVID-19. The country also recorded three deaths due to coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh. The total number of coronavirus patients rose to 606. Now, the death toll stands at 13.
A 85-year-old woman died coronavirus positive patient died in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. She had a history of travelling abroad. After she developed symptoms of COVID-19, she was admitted at civil hospital on March 22. Earlier, 67-year-old coronavirus patient had died in Surat.
In Madhya Pradesh’s Indore a 65-year-woman died due to COVID-19. This is the first death in the state due to coronavirus. The woman, however, has no history of travelling abroad in recent times.
A 54-year-old man with coronavirus passed away at a hospital in Madurai on Wednesday, thus taking the death toll of the country in the coronavirus outbreak to 11. With the death of the 54-year-old man, Tamil Nadu recorded its first death in the state due to the virus. However, according to reports, the deceased man had a medical history of prolonged illness with COPD, diabetes and hypertension.
Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in India climbed to over 606 on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced. Out of the 606 cases, 563 are Indian nationals and the remaining are foreign nationals. Further, 43 people have been cured, discharged or migrated.
As India continues to battle coronavirus and citizens stay indoors, Maharashthra seems to be the worst-hit state in the country with the most infected number of people. The number of coronavirus positive people have increased to 116. On the other hand, two people, who were the first two coronavirus cases of Maharashtra, have tested negative two weeks after testing positive for the virus. Pune Municipal Corporation Public Relation Officer has confirmed the news.
In another incident, a 15-year-old student of a Mumbai school who appeared for his SSC exam recently tested positive for coronavirus. Now, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) education department has submitted a list to the health department of the 36 other students and nine teachers who might have come in his contact. All these possible contacts will now be tested for COVID-19.