New Delhi: A 46-year-old woman who was tested positive for COVID-19, succumbed to the infection at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Saturday. With this, the total death toll due to the deadly coronavirus in the country rose to 20. Also Read - Kerala Reports First Coronavirus Death. A Reason to Worry? | 5 Points

“She was admitted to the hospital on March 26. She was suffering from Hypertension, Diabetes and was on ventilator”, Gujarat’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital said in a statement.



This is the second death due to COVID today. Earlier in the day, a 69-year-old man, who was diagnosed COVID-19 positive, succumbed to the infection. He was admitted to the isolation ward on March 22 after his return from Dubai.

Besides, deaths have also been reported from Maharashtra (4) Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2 ) and one each from Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jamnu and Kasmir and Himachal Pradesh.



Meanwhile, health authorities in Gujarat today said that that six more coronavirus positive cases have been detected in the state, taking the number of positive cases to 53. The highest number of cases detected is in Ahmedabad: 18, followed by Vadodara: 9, Rajkot: 8, Gandhinagar: 8, Surat: 7 and one each in Bhavnagar, Mahesana and Kutch.

“We have covered a significant population of the state, that is 4,46,60,856 people have been covered under the survey so far in the state, carried out by ten thousand health workers in the state. The survey found travel history of total 60,708 where 50,169 had interstate travelling and 10,539 had travelled abroad,” said Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Health and family welfare Department, Gujarat.

On the other hand, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 873. The figure includes 775 active cases, 78 discharged patients and 20 fatalities.