A 42-year-old coronavirus-positive woman died at a Patiala hospital on Monday, taking the Covid-19 price in Punjab to 3 , a politician said.
It is the second coronavirus-related death within 24 hours within the state where 41 people are confirmed thus far to possess been infected by the novel coronavirus.
The Ludhiana resident was admitted at the hospital on Sunday night, Patiala Civil Surgeon Harish Malhotra said over the phone.
"She was complaining of breathlessness and had acute respiratory distress syndrome," he said.
Malhotra said she died around 1.30 pm on Monday, before the report of her samples confirming her as coronavirus positive arrived.
She was among the three patients who tested positive on Monday, taking the coronavirus count within the state to 41.
The three people that have died of the infection within the state include a 62-year-old who was undergoing treatment at the govt Medical College in Amritsar.
He succumbed to the virus on Sunday evening.
A 70-year-old Nawanshahr resident died of asystole on March 18. A report , which came in after his death, showed he had tested positive for the infection.
Among the three new coronavirus cases may be a 65-year-old resident of Nayagaon in Mohali.
He was admitted to the PGIMER hospital six days ago, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said.
"He was taken to the hospital after he complained of pain and breathlessness. Now his test report for coronavirus has come positive. He has no travel history," the official said.
He added that the patient's condition is critical and he's on ventilator support.
"We are tracing all his contacts and their tests are going to be conducted," he said.
Health authorities have sealed all entry points to Nayagaon area and are taking measures to contain the spread of the virus.
A Patiala resident who had travelled to Dubai also contracted the infection and was admitted to government medical college in Patiala, consistent with a medical bulletin.
Those who came in touch with him are being traced, it said.
Of the 41 cases reported within the state thus far , 19 are from Nawanshahr, seven from Mohali, six from Hoshiarpur, five from Jalandhar, two from Ludhiana and one each from Amritsar and Patiala.
According to a medical bulletin, 1,051 samples are tested in Punjab thus far . Of them, reports of 881 samples came negative and therefore the 131 results are still awaited.