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Karnataka Doctor who had treated India’s first causality in the coronavirus outbreak tests positive for the virus

He along with his family have been kept in-home quarantine at his home. The health officials are notifying patients and staff who came into contact with the doctor.

A Doctor who had treated the 76-year-old patient who succumbed to the Covid-19 infection in Karnataka’s Kalaburgi has now tested positive for the virus. The 76-year-old person was the first person to die in India due to the outbreak. The senior citizen who had returned from Saudi Arabia was reported dead while in isolation on March 10.

While speaking to ANI, Deputy Commissioner of Kalaburgi Sharat B said, “The Doctor who treated the 76-year-old is tested positive. He along with his family have been kept in-home quarantine at his home. He will be sent to the isolation ward today.” The Karnataka health officials are notifying patients and staff who came into contact with the doctor.

The 63-year-old doctor is among the two latest cases reported by the state of Karnataka today taking the toll of infected patients up to 10 in the state.

The health Minister of Karnataka B Srirammulu informed on twitter on Tuesday that Two more cases have been reported in Karnataka, one is of a 20-year-old female who travelled from the UK and another contact of P6 (Kalaburgi deceased patient). Both are admitted to designated isolation hospitals.

Earlier, Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa announced the closure of Malls, cinema halls, pubs, schools, colleges, summer camps, exhibitions, and other events that approaches mass gatherings across the state in order to prevent the vastly spreading threat of coronavirus.

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