PM Modi's aunt, Narmadaben passed away during COVID-19 treatment
Narmadaben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aunt, passed away of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, while receiving treatment for the viral disease.
Narmadaben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aunt, took her last breath on Tuesday, 27th April, due to the COVID-19 infection. According to the family, she was admitted to a civil hospital 10 days ago, and was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, in Ahmedabad.
The 80-year-old Narmadaben lived in the city's New Ranip area of the city with her children.
Notably, the city of Ahmedabad has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state, till date.
"Our aunt, Narmadaben, was admitted to the civil hospital about ten days ago after her condition worsened due to coronavirus infection," Prahlad Modi, the PM's younger brother, stated the news agency PTI.
He reported, "She breathed her last at the hospital today."
Jagjivandas, her husband and the PM's father Damodardas' brother, had expired several years ago, said Prahlad.
On Tuesday, Ahmedabad registered 5,679 new incidents, bringing the total to 1,49,709. In total, 14,340 new cases have been registered in the state, the largest increase in a single day so far. The total number of cases in the state has risen to 5,10,373, with 1,21,461 of them being active infections. The COVID-19 death toll in Gujarat has risen to 6,486 people, a new high for a single day.
India had registered a total of 1,76,36,307 COVID-19 cases till Tuesday morning, as per the Union Health Ministry. Whereas, the number of deaths has risen to 1,97,894. And, 1,45,56,209 patients have recovered since the outbreak began, with 28,82,204 cases involving active infections.
Additionally, in just the last 24 hours, India has seen 3,23,144 new infections and 2,771 new deaths. So far, 14,52,71,186 vaccine doses have been given out.