The threat of this malignant coronavirus is increasing with every passing day. This virus, expeditiously spreading, is taking countless lives and filling the hearts of the people with utter fear throughout the world. This noxious virus is attacking the old as well as the young, as young as a 20 days old infant.
“A 56 years old woman became the seventh COVID 19 casualty in Bihar on Wednesday while a 20 days old boy was among 53 people who tested positive for coronavirus, as the state’s tally rose to 932.”, exclaimed a top official.
According to Principal Secretary of Health, Mr Sanjay Kumar, the mother and the 20 days old boy, who is known to be the youngest patient in the state so far to have been infected by the novel coronavirus, were from Patna district. The Patna district is known to be the second worst affected city in the state of Bihar with 94 confirmed positive cases of COVID 19 till date.
Among the 94 positive cases of COVID 19 in Patna, around 20 cases are of the personnel deployed at the Bihar Military Police’s 14th Battalion in Khajpura locality, which can be counted for nearly half of the coronavirus cases in the district.
“The 56-year-old woman, a resident of Alamganj locality in the city, breathed her last at NMCH hospital following a cardiopulmonary arrest.”, said the Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar.
“She suffered from multiple ailments like cancer of the gallbladder, acute renal failure, obstructive jaundice, haemorrhoids with active bleeding and sepsis.”, further added Sanjay Kumar.
She had been recently diagnosed with cancer at the Mahavir Arogya Sansthan charitable hospital in Patna and from there she was referred to NMCH on the 8th of May.
“Her sample was collected the next day and reports on May 10 confirmed that she was COVID 19 positive. She had no travel history as well as no contact history.”, said Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar.
The 20 days old infant is a resident of Belchhi block in rural Patna, which is considered to be emerging as yet another novel coronavirus hotspot.