New Delhi: A 65-year-old man, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Mumbai on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 to 10 across India and three in the metropolis. He had returned from the UAE. Also Read - 'Stop Spreading Rumours and Educate Yourself': Airline Employee on Being Ostracised Over Coronavirus | WATCH
Reports claimed that the man had travelled to Ahmedabad on March 15, returned to Mumbai on March 20. He suffered fever, cough, and got admitted yesterday. He also had pre-existing ailments, including high blood pressure and severe diabetes.
On the other hand, 12 COVID-19 patients in Mumbai have been cured of the deadly viral infection. “Twelve coronavirus patients have now tested negative for the infection. They were being treated at various civic- run hospitals here for last some days,” said Daksha Shah, deputy director of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) health department.
Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 affected people reached 482 today, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
“A total of 482 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases,” said the apex body of medical research in India. In addition to this, the ICMR also said that a total of 20,864 samples from 19,974 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV2.
In a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic, a complete lockdown was imposed in 560 districts in 32 states and union territories across the country as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus. Apart from that, curbs have also been imposed in certain areas of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.