As per reports, four relatives of the 44-year-old lady who had been the second one to die in North Bengal after contracting COVID-19 had also been tested positive for coronavirus recently.
The woman from Kalimpong, who was also the first one from North Bengal to test positive for COVID-19, had passed away at on March 30 last.
She was admitted to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), Siliguri.
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The patient had a travel history and was kept in the isolation ward of the NBMCH after she tested positive.
The woman had returned from Chennai for her daugher’s treatment and later tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 2301 on Friday.
The death toll due to coronavirus cases in the country has reached 56 on Friday.
Prime Minister NarendraModi on Thursday chaired a high level meeting with the chief minister of states and union territories through a video conference.
He urged the States to manage the crisis at the district level and to focus on testing, isolation and quarantine facilities.
He also asked the States to upgrade the healthcare human resource, conduct online training of frontline workers along with increasing the strength of existing capacity through involvement of retired health workers from Government and private hospitals, NGOs, NSS & NSOs.