Suspected COVID-19 death in K'taka; reports yet to come

Suspected COVID-19 death in Karnataka; reports yet to come 

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A 75-year-old woman from Gowribidnur in Chikkaballapura district, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died on Wednesday midnight. 
The woman had returned from Mecca along with her son and was admitted in Rajiv Gandhi Institue of Chest Diseases (RGICD) earlier for treatment of COVID-19. 

She died at 1 am on Wednesday in Bowring hospital, said B Sriramlu, minister for Health and Family Welfare. 

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She was shifted to Bowring hospital on Tuesday morning.

Sriramulu said that reports were still awaited to confirm whether she died of COVID-19. "She had diabetes and was suffering from chest pain and hip fracture. The cause of death will be known after we get the rest reports," he tweeted.

The woman was first kept in the isolated ward of a hospital in Gowribidanur before being moved to RGICD in Bengaluru for additional treatment. She was shifted to Bowring hospital on Tuesday, the minister said.