Goa on Monday reported its first coronavirus death when an 85-year-old man died at the Covid-19 hospital in South Goa district.
Earlier on Monday, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters that the victim was an 85-year-old woman but later tweeted to clarify that the deceased was a male patient.
“Deeply saddened to inform that an 85-year-old man, from Morlem in Sattari, who had tested positive, has succumbed to COVID19. My heartfelt condolence to the family,” Rane tweeted.
Deeply saddened to inform that a 85 year old man, from Morlem in Sattari, who had tested positive has succumbed to #COVID19
My heartfelt condolence to the family.
This is the first COVID-19 death reported in the state.
— VishwajitRane (@visrane) June 22, 2020
Morlem is a remote village located at the foothills of the Western Ghats.
As Goa reported its first Covid-19 death after an 85-year-old man died on Monday morning, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the patient was suffering from asthma and diabetes.
“He was a diabetic, asthmatic and had comorbid conditions. He was admitted to the Goa Medical College in serious condition on Sunday. After he tested positive, he was admitted to the Covid-19 hospital. He was on the ventilator,” Sawant told reporters in Panaji.
“Because of the age factor and co-morbid conditions, I feel we could not do much,” the Chief Minister said. Goa currently has 683 active coronavirus case