69-yr-old COVID-19 patient with co-morbidity dies in Punjab; death toll reaches 6

Chandigarh, Apr 5 () A 69-year-old COVID-19 positive woman, with co-morbid conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, died at a private hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday, bringing the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Punjab to six, a health official said.

Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Rajesh Kumar also said the woman had no recent foreign travel history.

"She was a heart patient and had high blood pressure and sugar. She had earlier tested positive for novel coronavirus," Kumar told over the phone.

The official said she was admitted to a private hospital in Ludhiana in a serious condition on March 31.Advertisement

A resident of Shimlapuri area in Ludhiana, the woman had earlier gone to Mohali to meet her relatives, he said. Punjab has so far reported 68 coronavirus cases. CHS VSD CK
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