India’s fourth coronavirus death has been reported from Punjab.
A 70-year-old man who returned from Germany via Italy a fortnight ago and died in hospital after severe chest pain, has been found to be positive for novel coronavirus, senior officials said on Thursday.
The man died at a civil hospital in Banga in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur yesterday.
His village and an area of up to a 3 km radius around it has been sealed. A government doctor who treated him has been quarantined.
His relatives and friends are also being quarantined. The man’s house has been sealed since Wednesday.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India is at 169 on Thursday after 18 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Union Health Ministry.