40-year-old woman dies in Mumbai; tests positive posthumously
A civil official on Sunday confirmed that a 40-year-old woman, who died in Mumbai on Saturday, tested positive for COVID-19. The official said that the women experienced breathlessness and chest pains and also suffered from hypertension. This takes the death toll in Maharashtra to seven.
Outbreak in India
India's death toll climbs to 28
Earlier, 25 COVID-19 deaths had been reported in India. The three latest fatalities take India's total death toll to 28.
The Union Health Ministry website, last updated at 10:00 am on Sunday, has only confirmed 25 COVID-19 deaths thus far.
Total coronavirus infections in India stood at 979 by Saturday evening.
Maharashtra remains the worst-hit, with 193 confirmed cases and seven deaths.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 was first reported in China's Wuhan city in December 2019. The disease is caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.
The virus attacks a host's respiratory system triggering symptoms such as fever, cough, and breathing difficulties.
In severe cases, it may cause pneumonia, multiple organ failure, or death.
COVID-19 has spread to roughly 170 countries, killing over 30,000 and sickening 6.6 lakh.