India witnesses 12th COVID-19 death with Ahmedabad patient succumbing
New Delhi/IBNS: Coronavirus-related death cases in India rose to 12 on Wednesday after an 85-year-old Covid-19 positive female patient passed away in Ahmedabad.
The woman, who had foreign travel history, was undergoing treatment at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital since March 22.
She was suffering from many complications, Health Department of Gujarat Government said in a statement.
Indian PM Narendra Modi in a national address on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown in the country for 21 days to contain the spread of the virus and to enable people to maintain social distancing. The lockdown started at midnight on Mar 24 and will be effective till Apr 14 midnight.
There are 438,749 coronavirus cases worldwide now with 19675 people succumbing to the virus, according to JohnHopkins live tracking map. A total of 111,895 people have recovered.