Chandigarh: A six-month-old Phagwara girl who had tested positive for coronavirus died in Chandigarh on Thursday.

The girl was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) for corrective heart surgery.

The girl, who was on ventilator support, had tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

She had a congenital heart defect, officials said.

A PGIMER spokesperson said, she died at 12.47 pm on Thursday. She was first treated at Phagwara and then at a Ludhiana hospital.

She was later referred to the PGIMER, officials said.

She was admitted to the Advanced Paediatric Centre on April 9 but was later shifted to the COVID facility at Nehru Hospital Extension, they said.