New Delhi: An 82-year-old doctor, who had tested positive of COVID-19, died at city’s Hinuja Hospital, reports said. With this, Maharashtra’s death toll climbed to 6, including two women, both 65, who passed away on March 24 and March 26. Also Read - Bihar: 38 Children at Remand Home Test Positive For Coronavirus, Admitted to Hospital
Meanwhile, speaking to civic official, the deceased doctor’s family informed that his (doctor) grandson had returned from COVID-hit United Kingdom on March 12 and was under self-quarantine. Four days later, after the return of his grandson, the doctor developed cough, following which he went for testing and the result came positive. Also Read - Bengal Elections: BJP Will Not Hold Big Public Meetings Anymore, to Hand Out Masks to 6 Crore People
His six family members have also been tested positive for the virus. Also Read - How People Above 18 Should Register For Vaccine. Step-by-Step Guide
On the other hand, the Covid-19 positive cases count in Maharashtra shot up by 22 in the past 24 hours. The overnight number of positive cases mounted from 125 to 135 with 10 new cases in the morning followed by 12 more detected positive from a single family in Sangli, a health official stated.
Earlier on Friday, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that so far 19 persons have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospitals in Mumbai, Pune and other places.