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.
Sharat B, Deputy Commissioner, Kalaburagi: A 63-year-old doctor who treated the 76-yr-old man who died due to #Coronavirus, has tested positive. He along with his family has been kept in quarantine at his home. He will be sent to isolation ward today. #Karnataka— ANI (@ANI) March 17, 2020
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.
We have got 2 more #COVID2019 cases in Karnataka taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10.— B Sriramulu (@sriramulubjp) March 17, 2020
20 yr old female who travelled from UK is tested positive & another contact of P6 (kalburgi deceased patient) is tested positive. Both are admitted in designated isolation hospital
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.