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People wear face masks amid concerns over coronavirus in New Delhi, India. File/AFP
A 68-year old Filipino national succumbed to the coronavirus, taking the Maharashtra state total to three dead and 89 infected, officials said here on Monday.
The foreigner had initially tested positive and was admitted to the Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai.
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Later he recovered and tested negative after which he was shifted to a private hospital where he succumbed late on Sunday.
The patient suffered from diabetes mellitus and asthma, and subsequently developed acute kidney failure and severe breathing problems to which he succumbed.
Indo-Asian News Service
The man had returned to Karnataka from Saudi Arabia about 10 days back and died in Kalburgi district on Tuesday.
State Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar told the media that the 69-year-old man was in isolation.
The deceased patient's son and nephew took him to 18 private hospitals across the city on Saturday and Sunday but all of them rejected admitting him on some pretext such as unavailability of beds or ventilators.
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