New Delhi: India recorded its second death from the new coronavirus, COVID-19, infection. A sixty-nine-year-old woman who was tested positive for Covid-19, on Thursday, has succumbed to her illness at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, on Friday. The Union health ministry and the Delhi government has confirmed this.
This is the second fatality from the disease after the Karnataka government, on Thursday, had said the test results of a 76-year-old man who had died on March 10 had come back positive for novel coronavirus.
According to a Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital statement, the deceased woman also had diabetes and hypertension. The statement said: “The woman had a history of contact with a positive case – her son who had a travel history to Switzerland and Italy between February 5-22, 2020. The son had returned back to India on February 23. He initially was asymptomatic, but developed fever and cough after one day and reported to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on March 7. As per protocol, the family was screened and since he and his mother had fever and cough, both were admitted.”
The COVID-19 pandemic, which started from China’s Wuhan, has spread to all continents except Antarctica. The disease has infected nearly 200,000 people worldwide and has claimed over 10,000 lives. China, Italy, Spain and Iran have been the worst affected country, so far.