A 57-year-old man from Nalasopara died of Covid-19 in a private hospital on Monday.
With this, the death toll in Palghar district has risen to five. Four of these deaths are in Vasai-Virar region.
The patient was admitted to the private hospital in Nalasopara (west) on April 4. He was tested positive and undergoing treatment.
The total number of positive cases in the district is 36 (excluding deaths). All the positive cases are from the Vasai-Virar region. The results of 161 persons in the district are awaited while 259 reports have come negative.
The deaths in the region include that of a 30-year-old nine-month pregnant woman who died at the BYL Nair hospital on April 4. The baby could not be saved either. Two men in their sixties from Vasai also succumbed t Covid-19 at the Nalasopara hospital on April 2 and April 5.
The first Covid-19 death in the district was reported on March 31 when a 50-year-old man from Saphale passed away.