Coronavirus Update: 38-year-old man dies in Patna, death toll in India rises to 6

Coronavirus Update: 38-year-old man dies in Patna, death toll in India rises to 6 :- A 38-year-old man, Saif Ali, from Bihar, becomes the sixth casualty of coronavirus in India. The patient had a history of traveling of Qatar and died at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Bihar’s Patna on Saturday morning. This is the first death reported from Bihar.

On Saturday, the patient passed away at AIIMS in Patna due to kidney failure. Dr. Prabhat Kumar Singh, AIIMS Patna, Bihar said that the sample of the deceased person has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Meanwhile, two Covid-19 positive cases have been reported so far in Patna including the man who died. The second patient is currently undergoing treatment at Nalanda Medical College & Hospital (NMCH) in the city.

38-year-old man dies in Patna, death toll in India rises to 6

The first casualty of coronavirus infection was reported from Karnataka. The second patient was a 68-year-old woman in Delhi who died at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The third patient with COVID-19 passed away in Mumbai’s Kasturba Hospital. The fourth casualty was reported from Punjab.

The health official informed on Sunday that a 63-year-old coronavirus patient who was also suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, died in Mumbai on Saturday night taking the death toll in Maharashtra to two.

The Health Ministry said on Sunday that a total of 324 Covid-19 positive cases have surfaced in India so far, after over 70 cases were reported from various parts of the country on Saturday. Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 63 coronavirus cases.

As the number of cases continues to rise, India is witnessing an unprecedented shutdown following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘Janata curfew’. Meanwhile, the Punjab government said the state will be locked till March 31 to stem the spread of the coronavirus, joining Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Bihar to invoke measures like shutting down markets, curtailing public transport and urging people to keep indoors.

More than 300,000 infections have been confirmed worldwide, with the situation increasingly grim in Italy where the death toll spiked to more than 4,800 — over a third of the global total.

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