New Delhi: The death toll due to the deadly coronavirus infection in India rose to 13 after two more fatalities came to light on Thursday morning. In a latest, the post mortem report of a woman in Maharashtra who died on March 24 turned out positive for COVID-19, taking the total deaths in the state to four. Also Read - 'We Are Indians, Will Speak in Hindi': Irritated Rohit Sharma to Fans on Instagram | WATCH VIDEO
The woman from Navi Mumbai had showed symptoms of the deadly infection before passing away and as a precautionary measure, her samples were taken and sent for testing. Also Read - ‘Govt Should Form Economic Task Force to Address COVID-19 Crisis,’ Says Congress at CWC Meet
“The test came out positive this morning. We are now taking the necessary precautions for her relatives as well,” an official told news agency PTI. Also Read - Sayantani Ghosh Talks About Naagin And Doing Our Bit During Coronavirus Lockdown
Meanwhile, earlier today, Jammu and Kashmir reported its first death due to coronavirus after a 65-year-old man from Hyderpora, Srinagar passed away. Four people who came in contact with him also tested positive with the infection yesterday.
As a result, the restrictions on the movement and assembly of people were intensified to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the Kashmir valley where the total number of cases rose to 11 today.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare noted that the total number of positive cases stand at 649 in the country, including 593 active cases, 13 deaths and 42 people discharged.