Karnataka Doctor Who Treated India’s First COVID-19 Victim Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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In a very surprising event, a 63-year-old doctor who treated a 76-year-old man who had died due to the disease in the Kalburgi tested positive for the coronavirus, confirmed the health officials. For now, the doctor along with his family members are also under home isolation.

“He along with his family has been kept in quarantine at his home. He will be sent to isolation ward today,” said Deputy Commissioner B Sharat.


source: TOI

It is reported that the doctor treated the prime patient from March 6 to 9. The doctor is from Karnataka and the officials from the health department in the state have asserted that a doctor who hails from Kalaburagi has now tested positive for coronavirus.

“The doctor had been in contact with the deceased man during the latter’s treatment in the hospital in Kalaburagi.”

source: deccanherald

On asking te health officials as to why he was earlier not shifted to the isolation ward, the officials maintained that steps have been taken as per the standard operating procedure and he has not developed ant symptoms. With this incident, it takes the total number of people in the state with a guaranteed infection to 10.

“We have got 2 more #COVID2019 cases in Karnataka taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10. 20 yr old female who traveled from the UK is tested positive & another contact of P6 (Kalburgi deceased patient) is tested positive. Both are admitted to designated isolation hospital (sic),” B Sriramulu, Karnataka’s health, and family welfare minister tweeted early on Tuesday.