At least three Covid patients, including a 24-year-old Giridih woman suffering from postpartum sepsis, died in Jharkhand in a span of 24 hours, health officials said on Monday. The Giridih woman is also the youngest Covid victim in Jharkhand till date, officials added.
The Covid death toll in the state reached 15 on Monday. Earlier on Sunday night, a 68-year-old man from Sahibganj, suffering from brain haemorrhage, died during treatment at Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Ranchi. The Covid victim from Giridih, who tested positive on June 27, had recently delivered a baby, doctors from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) said.
“She developed postpartum sepsis and was being treated for it at Medica. She was referred to RIMS after testing positive for Covid-19,” said RIMS superintendent Dr. Vivek Kashyap.
Postpartum sepsis develops within 42 days after delivery, so doctors assume that her infant must be only a few weeks old. The third death was reported from Hazaribag. However, health officials could not disclose more details of the victim by the time this report was filed.
Monday's death, however, was not the first instance of a young patient getting infected by the virus and failing to fight out of it, health officials said. Earlier this month, a 25-year-old Ranchi woman, suffering from Tuberculosis, died of Covid-19 infection during treatment at RIMS.
At least 38 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection surfaced in Jharkhand on Monday, and 56 patients recovered. The total count of Covid patients reached 2426 in State on Monday.
According to figures with the National Health Mission (NHM), as many as 15 people have lost their lives to the Coronavirus infection in Jharkhand so far. Out of the 15 Corona deaths in Jharkhand, four were reported from Ranchi, two each from Bokaro and Giridih, three Hazaribag , and one each from Gumla, Simdega, Sahibganj and Koderma, health officials said. All the victims were said to have comorbid conditions that aggravated due to Covid.