68-yr-old Delhi woman dies of coronavirus, India’s second COVID-19 death

Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the second death has been confirmed in India due to coronavirus. A 68-year-old woman from Delhi became the country’s second victim of coronavirus on Friday.

It is said that the woman’s son, who had recently come back to India from Europe, had earlier tested positive for the virus

“The death of a 68-year-old female from west Delhi (mother of a confirmed case of Covid-19), is confirmed to be caused due to co-morbidity (diabetes and hypertension). She has also tested positive for Coronavirus, the health ministry said in a statement issued late at night.

Earlier, The 76-year-old man from the southern state of Karnataka who had returned from Saudi Arabia on 29th of February after a month-long visit passed away linked to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The state’s health minister also added that the people who came in touch with the person were being traced and quarantined. So far, there have been 82 confirmed cases of the virus in India according to the health ministry.

The Delhi woman had not gone abroad but she came in contact with her son who had been tested positive for the virus. Since then the son and mother both were suffering from cough and fever, both were admitted to hospital. The 68-year-old woman was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension. Her health began to deteriorate quite seriously and she was rushed to hospital. She was kept under Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

After spreading more than 100 countries, the deadly coronavirus has now claimed the lives of over 5,000 people and infected more than 1.6 lakh people globally. The coronavirus outbreak has also sabotaged the international calendar of several sporting events all across the world. The fast-spreading disease has even put the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 under huge doubt.

As COVID-19 has created an atmosphere of fear in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all citizens to greet people with the ‘Namaste‘ instead of the normal handshake.

Namaste’ is believed to be a good vaccination to prevent the spread of the virus. Namaste is the best way of greeting others to avoid close contact with people. So, make a habit to greet people with Namaste as early as possible.

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