Coronavirus patient believed to be dead wakes up moments before she was to be cremated
76-year-old Indian woman, who was believed to be dead after testing positive for the coronavirus, woke up moments before her own cremation in Baramati, a city in the state of Maharashtra.
Shakuntala Gaikwad, of Mudhale village, tested positive for coronavirus “a few days ago,” according to local news.
On May 10, family members took Gaikwad to a Baramati hospital after her condition worsened. Gaikwad was declined a hospital bed and as the family waited outside in a private vehicle, the woman became unconscious, leading the family to believe that she had passed away.
Gaikwad’s family drove what they believed was her dead body back home and immediately began planning for a cremation. As the funeral bier was about to be set ablaze, Gaikwad opened her eyes and began crying, according to India Today.
Ms Gaikwad was then taken back to her village where the family began preparing for her cremation and last rites.
However, moments before she was set to be put into the fire, she opened her eyes and began to cry.
She was immediately moved to the Silver Jubilee Hospital in Baramati for further medical treatment, VN Express reports.
Indian remains in the grips of a deadly wave of coronavirus. There have been nonstop mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge.
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