India coronavirus lockdown day 2 | Death toll rises to 5 in Maharashtra; 18 in India
India has 694 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which as many as 617 are active, according to data from the Health Ministry and State governments. The death toll stands at 17, with Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh recording their first COVID-19 deaths. Gujarat has reported its second death.
Among India’s immediate neighbours, China has registered over 81,000 confirmed cases so far, according to the WHO. In Pakistan, over 900 confirmed cases and eight deaths have been registered.
Death toll rises to 5 in Maharashtra
A 65-year-old woman who had tested positive for COVID-19 died at a hospital here on Thursday evening, taking the death toll of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra to five, officials said.
The woman died at civic-run Kasturba Hospital, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
She was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension, the BMC statement said.
In the morning, health officials had informed that test report of a woman from Navi Mumbai who had died on March 24 came out positive for coronavirus.
Of the five persons who have died in the state so far, three were from Mumbai and two from the peripheral Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
The woman who died on Thursday evening had been admitted to the Kasturba Hospital on March 23 after she complained of breathlessness.
Number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra increased by three to 125 during the day.