First coronavirus death in India, 76-year-old who died in Karnataka had Covid-19, says state govt
India has registered the first confirmed case of death due to novel coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from Karnataka’s Kalaburgi who passed away recently has been tested positive for Covid-19.
The doctors had suspected that the man had coronavirus, however, the test had not confirmed it.
In an official notification, a senior health official in Karnataka government Dr Suresh Shastri said that the lab test has confirmed that the deceased man had Covid-19.
“The 76-year-old man from Kalburgi who passed away and was a suspected COVID 19 patient has been confirmed for COVID 19. The necessary contact tracing, isolation and other measures as per protocol are being carried out. Telangana government has also been informed since he went to a private hospital there,” Dr Suresh Shastri said.
The same information was also shared by Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu.
The 76 year old man from Kalburgi who passed away & was a suspected #COVID19 patient has been Confirmed for #COVID19. The necessary contact tracing, isolation & other measures as per protocol are being carried out.
B Sriramulu (@sriramulubjp) March 12, 2020
A senior Union health ministry official said in New Delhi that the death of the man had visited Saudi Arabia from January 29 to February 29. The official said the man had reached in Hyderabad on February 29 and went to Kalaburagi in Karnataka.
Source : indiatoday
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