Pune reports first Covid-19 death, state toll reaches 10

Updated on Mar 31, 2020 04:23 PM IST

A 52-year-old male patient, according to the district administration, was on the ventilator at a private hospital.

The ambulance that brought the Covid-19 positive victim sanitised by staff at Vaikunth crematorium in Pune on Monday.(PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT)
The ambulance that brought the Covid-19 positive victim sanitised by staff at Vaikunth crematorium in Pune on Monday.(PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT)
Hindustan Times, Pune | BySteffy Thevar, Pune

With four more cases reported on Monday, Covid-19 count in the city goes up to 32.

Pune district on Monday reported the first death of a Covid-19 positive patient. The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the state has now reached ten.

A 52-year-old male patient, according to the district administration, was on the ventilator at a private hospital. The person had been working in Thane, but lived in Pune. The patient had no foreign travel history and was also suffering from liver cirrhosis, diabetes and high blood pressure along with the Covid-19 disease.

Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram confirmed the death saying, “A 52-year-old male patient who was admitted at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and was in a serious condition, died on Monday. The patient was also suffering from liver cirrhosis.”

The patient tested positive for the infection on March 24 and since then was in a serious condition. PMC health officials said that the patient died due to multiple organ failure while the state health department said that the details of the cause of death needs to be ascertained.

Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol said, “The said patient was suffering from multiple diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure and was admitted due to his these conditions at the hospital on March 22 and later it was found that he was also infected with the Sar-Cov-2 virus. He was being treated for all these conditions. Unfortunately, on Monday he was declared dead by the doctors at Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune.”

The deceased was electrically cremated at Pune’s Vaikunth crematorium at 4pm, following the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols of cremating a Covid-19 infected person, said Dr Rajhans Prasad, chief of intensive care unit at Deenanath Mangeshkar.

This is the 10th death reported in the state due to Covid-19, with seven deaths in Mumbai, one in Thane and one in Buldhana, according to the state health department.

Four more cases reported, city count rises to 32

Four more cases were reported in the city late Sunday night. Two of them are close contacts of a Covid-19 positive patient and two have foreign travel history. All of them have been admitted to Naidu Hospital. The two patients are the brother (38) and sister-in-law (36) of a Covid-19 positive patient, a 46-year-old man with no foreign travel history, who is currently admitted at Sahyadri Karve road, who tested positive on March 24. Currently, six members of the same family are infected with the Sars-Cov-2 virus.

In addition, to these two close relatives, earlier on March 28, three more close relatives of the patient, the wife (39), his father (66) and mother (55) were admitted at Naidu. The third and the fourth case reported have a travel history to Bermuda. The man and his wife both have tested positive. So, the city count goes up to 32.

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