India's 3rd COVID-19 Death in Maharashtra, Patient Had High BP

The 64-year-old COVID-19 patient passed away at Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital.

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Coronavirus in Mumbai: The 64-year-old COVID-19 patient passed away at Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital.
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The third death from COVID-19 has been reported in India. The 64-year-old COVID-19 patient passed away at Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital, ANI reported.

The confirmed cases in the country now stand at 125 with 13 recoveries and 3 deaths.

Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai shared more details about the patient. "Death of 64-year-old male patient admitted at Kasturba Hospital in confirmed. He has high blood pressure, pneumonia and inflammation of of heart muscles and increased heart rate leading to death. he had tested positive for COVID-19."

The pattern of death in India's third patient has followed the same trajectory with co morbidities plays a role.

Giving more details on the case, Pradeep Vyas, Health Secretary, had this to say:

"We are still finding out the cause of the death. When he was admitted to the hospital, he didn't share his travel history. He was also a patient of hypertension."

Speaking on the measures Maharashtra is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, health minister Rajesh Tope said, "we had discussion with 20-25 companies, people from Cipla L&T, Citibank, Reliance industries hd attended the meeting to discuss social distancing."

He added that they had asked these companies to shut offices and implement work from home.

On pharma companies, he added that they were ready to provide masks, 80 essential medicines at free of cost.

Speaking about moving from phase 2 to 3, he said that they were confident they will be able to avert this, adding "next 15-20 days are crucial."

On shutting local trains and metros, the minister said that the CM and cabinet will take a call soon.

India's 3rd COVID-19 Death in Maharashtra, Patient Had High BP

Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of people confirmed to be positive with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This is the first reported death in the state.

On 12th March, India recorded its first COVID-19 death when a 76-year-old man from Kalburgi, Karnataka passed away. The man had travelled from Saudi Arabia on February 29th and shortly after his arrival he had shown symptoms of the disease. The man had a history of hypertension and asthma.

This was followed by a second death on 13 March, of a 68-year-old woman with diabetes and hypertension, mother of a confirmed COVID-19 patient, who passed away at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

You can read about how age, underlying conditions have been major contributors to death, both in India and abroad in the link below.

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