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14-month-old boy among 16 coronavirus deaths in Gujarat

14-month-old boy among 16 coronavirus deaths in Gujarat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 April 2020 10:15 AM GMT

Four more coronavirus positive cases were detected in Gujarat on Wednesday morning, taking the total positive cases to 179 in the state and with two more Corona deaths, the total death toll has risen to 16 in the state, the health officials said.

A 14-month-old boy, who was admitted in the GG hospital in Jamnagar, succumbed to the dreaded virus. A Surat male (65) also died of coronavirus on Tuesday evening. The patient was comorbid with Hypertension. Jayanti Ravi, the principal secretary, Health and family welfare Department, Gujarat, said, “The health authorities tried their best to save the infant, but there were multiple failures of organs in the baby and finally he succumbed to the virus attack as Corona deaths. Till Wednesday morning, four more positive cases have been found. Two Bhavnagar males (38) and (43) were admitted in Sir T hospital.

Another positive case is registered in Surat, a female (70) admitted in Metas hospital. A 22-year-old male from Vadodara have been admitted in the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society hospital in Gotri. All the four admitted are locally infected.” “In the last 24 hours, we have taken 932 samples for testing, where 14 have been found positive, 687 negative and 231 are pending. By Wednesday evening a majority of those results are expected,” added Ravi.

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