New Delhi: A 54-year-old resident of Kalimpong, who was admitted at North Bengal Medical College and was tested positive for coronavirus, died on Monday morning. With this the total number of COVID-19 deaths in West Bengal rose to two. Also Read - Nepal Airport Under Renovation Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

The 54-year-old  woman breathed her last around 2 AM at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. She had recently returned from Chennai, where she had gone for the treatment of her daughter. Also Read - Bangladesh Govt Decides Not to Extend COVID-19 Shutdown



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Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus positive cases in India rises to 1071 (including 942 active cases, 99 cured/discharged cases and 29 deaths), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.



It confirmed that 29 deaths have been reported in India so far, with highest eight from Maharashtra, followed by Gujarat, having five reported deaths.

“A total of 100 patients have been cured and discharged,” the Health Ministry added.

Among the 27 states and union territories having Coronavirus patients, Maharashtra has the highest tally of positive cases, followed by Kerala.