Death of a 68-year-old woman from West Delhi has been confirmed as the second Indian to die from coronavirus.
The son had returned back to India on February 23 and he initially was asymptomatic, but developed fever and cough after 1 day and reported to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on March 7.
As per protocol, the family was screened and since he and his mother had fever and cough, both were admitted.
She was a known case of diabetes and hypertension. Her sample was collected on March 8 and her condition worsened on March 9 with the development of pneumonia and she was shifted to the intensive care unit.
Her sample also tested positive for COVID19 and since March 9 she was having respiratory fluctuations and was provided ventilator support.
However, due to comorbid conditions, she died on Friday at RML Hospital, Delhi as confirmed by the treating physician and medical superintendent.
All the precautionary measures as per protocol including screening, quarantine of the contacts are already taken up by the union health ministry and the Delhi government and the status is being monitored.
India’s first fatality from the virus was confirmed on Thursday.
The 76-year-old man, from Karnataka, died after returning from a month-long visit to Saudi Arabia on February 29.
People who came in contact with the man are being traced and quarantined.
As of Saturday, India has 81 confirmed cases of coronavirus, informed the union health minister.