The death toll from the novel coronavirus in India has climbed to eight after a man in Kolkata died of the infection on Monday.

A 55-year-old patient who was confirmed to be coronavirus positive died on Monday.

According to authorities at the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata, the man was diagnosed last week and had been undergoing treatment since then. The deceased also had a history of heart ailments.

The patient, a Railway employee, had travelled to Italy as his family lived there.

With the latest casualty, the death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to eight in India.

Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases rose to 433 after fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, the Union health ministry said.

With the latest casualty, the death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to eight in India, an India Today said.

Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday.

A 38-year-old man with a kidney ailment and recent travel history to Qatar died at AIIMS-Patna and a 67-year-old man died at a hospital in Surat.

Another death was reported from Mumbai of a 63-year-old man.

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