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Two COVID-19 deaths take M.P. death toll to 4

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Indore where the test results showed the patient was COVID-19 positive

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Indore where the test results showed the patient was COVID-19 positive   | Photo Credit: A. M. Faruqui

Earlier, two patients from Ujjain and Indore each had died of the illness.

A man from Indore and one from Ujjain were confirmed dead on Monday owing to COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh, taking the death toll owing to the illness to four in the State.

While the man from Indore died at 3 a.m. on Monday, the Ujjain resident died on March 27, but his sample tested positive for the disease on Monday. 

“A 41-year-old man from Indore has died,” confirmed Dr. Rahul Rokde of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore. He was first admitted to a private hospital on March 23, his sample tested positive on March 26, and he was admitted to the government-run MRTB hospital on Saturday at 9 p.m.. “The patient didn’t have a travel or contact history,” Dr. Rokde confirmed.

The 38-year-old man from Ujjain, who died on March 27 while undergoing treatment for chest pain at a hospital, tested positive for COVID-19.

“He came with chest pain to hospital and was admitted. Soon he died. We had taken a sample during his treatment,” said Dr. A.G. Sinha, Chief Medical Health Officer, Ujjain. 

After the patient was admitted at 7.50 p.m., doctors had sent swab samples to the college, which tested them positive at Monday noon. The patient died at 9 p.m.. 

“The patient was obese and asthmatic and had hypertension too,” said Ujjain isolation ward nodal officer Dr. H.P. Sonaniya. “It appears to be a case of comorbidity, as the immunocompromised patient contracted the virus easily and died of cardiac arrest. Therefore, the death can be partly attributed to COVID-19”

Earlier, two patients from Ujjain and Indore each had died of the illness. Madhya Pradesh has recorded 48 cases so far, with Indore, the most populous city in the State, registering 27 cases alone. 

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