Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Two more COVID-19 patients both 65-year-old women died, and 125 total positive cases were recorded in Maharashtra on Thursday, officials said.
The latest victim is a Mumbaikar who was admitted to Kasturba Hospital on Monday and tested positive, besides having diabetes and hypertension problems. She died late on Thursday evening, said d official.
The other patient was a Mumbaikar living in Govandi, who was also suffering severe diabetes and high blood pressure.
She had been admitted to Tandon Hospital and DY Patil Hospital in Navi Mumbai for treatment last week.
However, since her condition didn’t improve, she was rushed in critical condition to a government hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, on Tuesday (March 24) where she breathed her last the same night.
To the shock of the health authorities, the cause of her death turned out to be Covid-19, and now efforts are being made to trace the history of her infection, whether due to foreign travel or through contacts.
Earlier on Thursday, the test reports of two persons admitted were found positive followed by one more case detected as positive.
The new cases include one each from Mumbai, Sindhudurg and Nagpur, and their treatment is currently underway.
Two of the three new infected persons – in Sindhudurg and in Nagpur have caused serious concerns for the health authorities as the first had apparently travelled by train, while the second had recently travelled to New Delhi.
Mumbai has so far recorded six deaths of Covid-19 patients. Apart from the two women, there were two men both aged 63, a 65-year old and also a positive-turned-negative 68-year old man from the Philippines.
However, the government has officially knocked off the Filipino national from the Covid-19 list as he died due to other problems after being cured of coronavirus, as per officials.