A man from Kerala admitted to a coronavirus isolation ward has died. He was admitted to the isolation ward at Kottayam.
However, the district medical officer attributed the death to septicemia and said that the 72-year-old patient had not tested positive. He had been kept under isolation as he had come under contact with some coronavirus affected people in Kottayam, the DMO, A N Sheeja said.
Kerala has so far reported that 17 of the 81 confirmed cases in India. This Development confirmed just a day after the government confirmed the country’s first linked death in Karnataka. A 76-year-old man from man died at Kalburgi after he tested positive for coronavirus.
He was a known case of hypertension and asthma. All the precautionary measures as per protocol such as contact tracing, screening and home quarantine of the contacts have been initiated by the District Health and Family Welfare Department in Karnataka and being monitored continuously,” a communique by the health ministry said.