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India witnesses 12th COVID-19 death with Ahmedabad patient succumbing

India witnesses 12th COVID-19 death with Ahmedabad patient succumbing

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2020, 05:43 pm

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.

As 1.3 billion people in India observe the first day of 21-day lockdown to combat the COVID-19, the deadly virus has infected 606 people across the country and claimed lives of 12.
 
To stop the spread of the pandemic, India has placed the entire country under a stringent lockdown amid cases of coronavirus emerging and claiming lives.
 
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.
 
During his address, the Prime Minister said: "During these 21 days, forget about venturing out. You all have to stay at home no matter what happens in your lives. This is the only one way we can save our people, country and ourselves."

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.