Covid-19: 12 dead in India, 607 positive cases

Covid-19: 12 dead in India, 607 positive cases

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The total number of Covid-19 patients in the country crossed the 600-mark on Wednesday as the death toll climbed to 12.

India’s eleventh Covid 19 death was reported from Tamil Nadu. 54-year-old patient died at Rajaji Hospital in Tamil Nadu and "had a medical history of prolonged illness with steroid dependent COPD, uncontrolled diabetes with hypertension". The 12th Covid death in India was reported from Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. The 65-year-old woman succumbed to the viral infection in Indore's government-run MY Hospital where she was undergoing treatment, Divisional Commissioner Akash Tripathi said. She was admitted to the Indore hospital after getting initial treatment at Ujjain, her hometown, the official said said.

Around 90 new cases of novel coronavirus have been reported from across the country on Wednesday, taking India’s tally of cases to 607. New cases have been reported from Mizoram, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

In Madhya Pradesh, five people tested positive for Covid-19 in Indore on Wednesday morning. Of the five, four are residents of Indore and one of Ujjain. With these new cases, the tally now stands at 14.

Uttar Pradesh has a total of 38 positive cases, including a foreign national. A 33-year-old resident of Pilibhit, meanwhile, tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday. Lucknow’s King George's Medical University said the patient has no travel history and is a confirmed case of contact transmission,

Three new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Gujarat. The total number of confirmed cases in Gujarat now stands at 38.

The Maharashtra count has climbed to 128 with 17 fresh cases reported on Wednesday. A 65-year-old coronavirus patient had died in Mumbai on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to Covid-19 to three in the metropolis. The state, with 107 cases, has so far accounted for the highest number of coronavirus infections followed by Kerala (109).