The deaths of three Covid-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra and Gujarat have taken the overall death toll in the country to 16 as the number of cases nears the 700-mark on Thursday.
In Gujarat, a 70-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Bhavnagar district early Thursday morning, health department officials said. “The 70-year-old man died at a government hospital in Bhavnagar,” state principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi said.
Jammu and Kashmir reported its first death as a 65-year-old man passed away due to the coronavirus infection.
The death toll in Maharashtra rose to four on Thursday, the highest in the country, as the test report of a woman who died on Tuesday turned out positive for coronavirus. The woman, who hailed from Navi Mumbai, had symptoms similar to the coronavirus infection that has been tested positive now.