Five die of coronavirus in Pune; district toll rises to 13

Pune: Five people died of coronavirus in Pune in the last 12 hours, taking the COVID-19 toll in the Maharashtra district to 13, officials said on Wednesday.

Three of the deaths were reported from Sassoon General Hospital, and one each from Naidu Hospital and Nobel Hospital, a health official from the Pune Municipal Corporation said.

All these patients had some co-morbid health conditions, he said.

Details of one of the deaths were available so far.

A 44-year-old man, who was on ventilator support and suffering from uncontrolled diabetes, died at the civic-run Naidu Hospital early Wednesday morning, Pune Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said.

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He was admitted to the hospital on April 4. On Tuesday night, he became breathless and was put on ventilator support.

He died on Wednesday after renal failure, Gaikwad said.

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