The death toll in the country from COVID-19 has gone up to 11 with one more death reported from Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
According to reports, a 54-year-old man infected with coronavirus died at a hospital in Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Wednesday.
This is the first death recorded in Tamil Nadu.
While informing about the casualty, state health minister C Vijayabaskar said the patient had a medical history of prolonged illness with ‘uncontrolled diabetes’.
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“Despite our best efforts, the COVID-19 positive patient at MDU, Rajaji Hospital, passed away,” he said.
On Tuesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 18 after six more people, including three women, tested positive for coronavirus.
West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported a casualty each on Monday, while seven deaths were earlier reported from Maharashtra (two), Bihar, Karnataka, Gujarat and Punjab.
Kerala has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 95, including eight foreign nationals, followed by Maharashtra which recorded 89, including three foreigners, according to the ministry data.
Karnataka has reported 37 cases of coronavirus patients, while cases in Telangana rose to 35 including 10 foreigners. Cases in Rajasthan increased to 32, including two foreigners.
Uttar Pradesh has 33 positive cases, including a foreign national.
Gujarat also has 33 positive cases including a foreigner.
Cases in Delhi stand at 30, including one foreigner.
In Haryana, there are 28 cases, including 14 foreigners, while Punjab has reported 29 cases.
Ladakh has 13 cases, while Tamil Nadu has reported 15 cases, including two foreigners.
West Bengal reported nine cases while Andhra Pradesh has eight patients.
Northeast recorded its first case with a Manipuri girl testing positive on Tuesday.