A 52-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Pune, taking Maharashtra death toll to 9. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state has now risen to 215, said the Maharashtra Health Department.
The man was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, he said. "His samples turned out positive for coronavirus on March 22. He died on Monday at a hospital in Pune," the official said.
The man was on ventilator support at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. He died of multiple organ failure on Monday, Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said.
More than 1,000 coronavirus positive cases have been reported from across India so far. According to the official health ministry figures, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 1071 including 48 foreign nationals.