Coronavirus outbreak: 46 people placed under quarantine in Karnataka's Kalaburagi after 76-year old dies of COVID-19

Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner Sharat B said 31 of them have been categorised as 'high risk', who all have been shifted to ESIC hospital and the remaining 13 as 'low risk'

Press Trust of India March 13, 2020 16:37:19 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: 46 people placed under quarantine in Karnataka's Kalaburagi after 76-year old dies of COVID-19

Kalaburagi: Forty-six persons who were in direct contact with the 76-year old man who died on Tuesday night due to co-morbidity and coronavirus infection have been placed under quarantine, district officials said on Friday.

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Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner Sharat B said 31 of them have been categorised as "high risk" and the remaining 13 as "low risk". The high-risk persons are being shifted to ESIC hospital.

Officials said four family members of the man have displayed flu symptoms and their swab samples have been sent for testing in Bengaluru.

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A senior Union health ministry official said yesterday the death of the man, who had visited Saudi Arabia from 29 January to 29 February, "is confirmed to be caused due to co-morbidity and has also tested positive for COVID-19 ".

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