60-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in Kota

A 60-year-old patient, COVID-19, died Sunday evening in Kota, killing six in Rajasthan. He was admitted to the Maharao Bhim Singh government hospital in Kota for pneumonia, fever and cough, but gave no contact or travel history.

On Monday, nine family members of the deceased were also infected with the new coronavirus, while more cases were detected in districts such as Bikaner, Dausa, Tonk, Dungarpur, Jhunjhunu and Jodhpur.

With eight other positive cases of COVID-19 detected on Monday in Jaipur, the number of confirmed patients in the capital has increased to 100, making it a hotspot for the new coronavirus in the state. The overall toll in Rajasthan was 301, including 36 patients among the evacuees from Iran staying in army facilities.

Rohit Kumar Singh, additional chief secretary (medicine and health), said 36 patients have so far healed in the state and 25 of them have been released. Two patients had died previously in Bhilwara, and one in Bikaner and Jaipur, while a person from Alwar died in Jaipur last week.

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