A 76-year-old man in Karnataka has died of coronavirus


  • The sufferer had travelled to Saudi Arabia final month
  • He had been screened on arrival however confirmed no signs that point
  • More than 70 instances of COVID-19 have been confirmed to this point in India

New Delhi:

A 76-year-old man who died in north Karnataka’s Kalaburagi district on Tuesday has examined optimistic for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, Health Minister B Sriramulu mentioned late Thursday evening. The sufferer had returned to India on February 29 after a month-long keep in Saudi Arabia and had been screened on arrival at Hyderabad airport. He had displayed no signs at the moment.

“The 76-year-old man from Kalburgi who passed away and was a suspected COVID-19 patient has been confirmed for COVID-19. Contact tracing (of family members and others he came in contact with), isolation and other measures, as per protocol, are being carried out,” Mr Sriramulu tweeted.

On March 5 the person went to a non-public hospital within the district and was admitted the next day with fever and cough. He had different well being points as properly, together with bronchial asthma and hypertension. Three days later he was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad, the place his samples had been despatched for testing.

At this level, based on the federal government, the person’s household discharged him earlier than check outcomes and towards medical recommendation. As per directions of Kalaburgi Deputy Commissioner, well being officers tried to influence them to confess the affected person to an isolation ward on the Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences.

The household refused and transferred him to a different hospital, from the place he was handled and discharged. He died whereas being introduced again to the hospital in Gulbarga.

In addition, a fifth confirmed case was reported from the state immediately. All contaminated people are in hospital and secure, the federal government has mentioned.

The latest affected person – 26-year-old man who had returned from Greece – has been positioned in isolation at a Bengaluru hospital, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu mentioned.

“Primary contacts (of the 26-year old man) have been traced and are asymptomatic. Home quarantine has been advised and follow-up is being done,” he was quoted by information company PTI.

Meanwhile, a number of folks from the state are among the many tons of of Indians stranded at airports in Italy, one of many worst-hit nations on the planet.

Thousands extra are stranded in Iran. On Tuesday an Air Force aircraft introduced again 58 Indians from the Middle East nation, with extra anticipated to evacuated shortly.

Stock markets reacted sharply to fears over the coronavirus outbreak, with the Sensex and Nifty struggling their greatest ever single-day selloffs ever. The losses mirrored these in international markets.

More than 70 confirmed instances of COVID-19 an infection have been confirmed by the Union Health Ministry to this point, together with 17 foreigners in isolation in Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. More than 11 lakh folks have been screened at airports throughout the nation.

As a part of its response, the federal government has shut borders to current visas – besides diplomatic, official, UN/worldwide organisations, employment and mission – until April 15.


Kerala is among the many worst-hit Indian states with 17 confirmed instances as of March 12

On Thursday night the Delhi authorities mentioned faculties, schools and cinema halls can be shut until March 31. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s administration, which has declared the outbreak an “epidemic”, had shut main faculties earlier this month; secondary faculties had been left open in view of exams.

The transfer mirrors that made by the Kerala authorities, which is on excessive alert, on Wednesday; all film theatres have been closed until the tip of the month. Schools and schools had been equally shut.

Kerala, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are among the many worst-affected states, with 17, 11 and 10 confirmed instances reported to this point, based on the Union Health Ministry.

Kerala is, to this point, the one state through which contaminated sufferers have been cured; the primary three coronavirus sufferers within the nation had been from the southern state and have been cured.

The COVID-19 outbreak originated in a meals market in China’s Wuhan district in December final yr and has, to this point, killed greater than 4,500 folks whereas infecting 100,00zero extra.

The World Health Organisation has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, that means it has unfold worldwide and affected large variety of folks.

In a collection of tweets, the WHO mentioned it was “deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity (of the virus), and by the alarming levels of inaction”.

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