COVID-19: One More Patient Dies in Bengal, Death Count 3 in State

The woman had recently travelled to the northern part of the state, officials said.

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With one more death in the state, West Bengal death tally stands at 3 as of Tuesday, 31 March morning.

A 48-year-old woman infected with the coronavirus died at a hospital in West Bengal's Howrah district at 9.55 pm, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths to three in the state, a health department official said on Tuesday, 31 March.

Her COVID-19 positive report came from Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital at 1.30 am, after her death.

She had a fever, cold and cough since 26 March, and first got herself checked with a physician who prescribed her paracetamol. But there was no relief. She then went to Satyabala ID Hospital in Liluah but due to the lack of ventilators there, she was referred to District Hospital Howrah.

The woman in her 40s had recently visited north Bengal but had no foreign travel history. Her family has been sent to quarantine. Her body will be cremated today afternoon as per WHO norms.

There were four new cases of coronavirus reported in West Bengal, taking the total number to 26 in the state, official said.

As of Tuesday night, India recorded 1117 active cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry revealed.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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