Karnataka: India has registered first confirmed case of death due to novel coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from Karnataka’s Kalaburgi who passed away recently has been tested positive for Covid-19.
The doctors had suspected that the man had coronavirus, however, the test had not confirmed it.
In an official notification, a senior health official in Karnataka government Dr Suresh Shastri said that the lab test has confirmed that the deceased man had Covid-19.
“The 76-year-old man from Kalburgi who passed away and was a suspected COVID 19 patient has been confirmed for COVID 19. The necessary contact tracing, isolation and other measures as per protocol are being carried out. Telangana government has also been informed since he went to a private hospital there,” Dr Suresh Shastri said.
The same information was also shared by Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu.