Kundapur man tests positive for virus after death

Source: DHNS | Published on 17th May 2020, 3:16 PM | Coastal News |

Udupi: A 54 year-old man who was admitted to Kasturba Hospital Manipal died of cardiac arrest on May 14. The results of his samples received on Saturday confirmed that he had contracted coronavirus, according KMC Medical Superintendent Dr Avinash Shetty.

Udupi Deputy Commissioner G Jagadheesh told mediapersons that the man arrived from Mumbai and was in quarantine in Kundapur. He suffered heart attack while in quarantine and was immediately rushed to Kundapur government hospital. Later he was shifted to KMC hospital in Manipal. Prior to conducting a surgery on the patient, throat swabs were collected and sent to laboratory.

The three medical staff who had attended on the patient had not followed any safety measures, are quarantined. Five persons who accompanied the man have also been quarantined. The doctors and nurses who had performed the surgery were equipped with personal protection equipments (PPE). The doctors who had attended on him in the Kundapur hospital also were equipped with PPE.

57 primary contacts in the hall, where he had stayed, and 38 secondary contacts were all identified and are being quarantined. 

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