India reports fifth death as coronavirus cases climb to 324 in the country

India reports fifth death as coronavirus cases climb to 324 in the country

A 63-year-old COVID19 patient, on March 21, passed away in Mumbai taking the death toll to two in Maharashtra. The patient who was tested positive for coronavirus had a chronic history of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, said the Public Health Department, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

PTI adds: Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 324 on Sunday after fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, the Union Health Ministry said.

The total includes 41 foreign nationals and four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra so far.

'The total number of active COVID-19 cases across India stands at 296 so far,' the ministry said, adding that 24 others have been cured/discharged/migrated while four have died.