Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Update on COVID-19

Posted On: 13 MAR 2020 10:53PM by PIB Delhi

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 COVID-19. 
She had history of contact with a positive case (her son who had travel history to Switzerland and Italy between 5th to 22rd February, 2020). The son had returned back to India on 23.02.2020. He initially was asymptomatic, but developed fever and cough after 1 day and reported to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on 7th March, 2020. As per protocol, the family was screened and since he and his mother had fever and cough, both were admitted.
She was a known case of diabetes and hypertension. Her sample was collected on 8th March, 2020. Her condition worsened on 9th March, 2020 with development of pneumonia and she was shifted to intensive care unit. Her sample also tested positive for COVID19. Since 9th March 2020 she was having respiratory fluctuations and was provided ventilator support. However, due to comorbid conditions, she died on 13th march, 2020 at RML Hospital, Delhi as confirmed by the treating Physician and Medical Superintendent.
All the precautionary measures as per protocol including screening,  quarantine of the contacts is already taken up by the Ministry of Health , Government of Delhi and status is being monitored.




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