A 68-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus infection has passed away in Delhi, PTI reported, quoting Health Ministry and Delhi government officials. This is India’s second coronavirus-related death.
According to PTI, the death was caused due to co-morbidity of diabetes and hypertension.
The woman was admitted in Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in Delhi.
She became the second person to die of coronavirus infection in the country. On Thursday, the first death was reported in Karnataka.
“According to the Press Information Bureau, she had a history of contact with her son, who had also tested positive and has a travel history to Switzerland and Italy between 5-22 February 2020.”
Death of a 68 yr old woman from West Delhi (mother of a confirmed case of #COVID19), is confirmed to be caused due to co-morbidity.
She has also tested positive for #COVID19.
Details at:https://t.co/MatiuSRh0a#CoronaOutbreak pic.twitter.com/yEuy0kBYXg
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) March 13, 2020
He was reported to RML hospital on 7 March after showing symptoms, and as per protocol, the family was screened. The woman’s sample was tested on 8 March.
“As per protocol, the family was screened and since he and his mother had fever and cough, both were admitted,” it said.
“The woman also suffered from diabetes and hypertension. Her sample was collected on Sunday and her condition worsened a day later, the statement said.”
“She was shifted to the intensive care unit. Her sample also tested positive for COVID19,” the Health Ministry said.
Her condition worsened after development of pneumonia and respiratory fluctuations on 9 March. She was kept on ventilator support.
“However, due to co-morbid conditions, she died on 13 March at the RML Hospital, Delhi as confirmed by the treating physician and Medical Superintendent,” the statement added.
(With inputs from PTI,PIB)