Coronavirus Update: The first death in India from Coronavirus, which has taken thousands of lives worldwide so far. Government officials in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka have confirmed this late on Thursday night. The victim was 76 years old and returned from Saudi Arabia on 29 February.
Commissioner,Karnataka Health Dept:76-yr-old man from Kalaburagi who passed away&was a suspected COVID-19 patient has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing, isolation&other measures being taken. Telangana Govt. has also been informed as he went to a hospital there
— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2020Advertisement
Officials said the elderly person was screened after arriving at the Hyderabad airport but did not show any such symptoms at the time. At the same time, 76 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed so far in the country.
Commissioner of Health Department of Karnataka said – The elderly 76-year-old man who died was a patient of coronavirus. The Telangana government has also been told about this because the elderly person went to the hospital there too.
On March 5, the elderly was rushed to a private hospital in the district and admitted due to asthma and hypertension. Her coronavirus was investigated by hospital staff. Three days later, he was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad. The elder’s family took him away the same day and the elder died at around 10:30 pm.
Earlier, the District Health and Family Welfare Department had informed on Wednesday that an elderly person who was suspected to be infected with the coronavirus died. In an official note of the department, the deceased has been identified as Mohammad Hussain Siddiqui, who died in a government hospital on Tuesday.
Department officials had said, ‘His samples were sent to a laboratory in Bangalore for examination. Awaiting report. ‘ He said that Siddiqui had recently returned from Saudi Arabia where he had gone for a religious visit.
Coronavirus infection has spread all over the world so that even ordinary people and ministers and ministers are not able to escape from its outbreak. Britain’s Health Department minister Nadine Doris has been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. The Conservative MP said, “I can confirm that I have been found positive in the coronavirus investigation and have isolated myself at home.”
76 cases of coronavirus in India
The number of people infected in the country rose to 76 on Thursday after 16 new cases of coronavirus were reported in seven states of India. The Health Ministry said that out of these 16 new cases, 11 cases have been reported from Maharashtra while one each has been reported from Delhi, Ladakh, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh. A foreign national has also been found infected by it.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government on Thursday announced the closure of schools, colleges and cinema houses as a precautionary measure till 31 March in view of the rising outbreak of Coronavirus. Only those schools and colleges will be open where exams are going on.
The disease has killed at least 4,600 people worldwide and about 1,25,293 people have been infected. The Center and the States have stepped up efforts to deal with this transition and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the countrymen not to panic.
PM Modi appealed to the people of the country to be cautious about the Covid-19 and said that the government is fully alert and people can stop its spread by avoiding gathering in large groups. The Prime Minister tweeted on Covid-19, “Say no to panic, say yes to caution.”
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