34 people in Telangana came in contact with Karnataka man who died of coronavirus

Updated: Mar 14, 2020, 11:49 IST | ANI | Telangana

The man had visited two hospitals in Hyderabad before he died in Karnataka

Medics outside an isolation ward of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at a hospital in Hyderabad. Pic/ PTI
Medics outside an isolation ward of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at a hospital in Hyderabad. Pic/ PTI

Telangana Public Health Director Dr Srinivas on Friday said that 34 people, who came in contact with the 76-year-old Karnataka man who died of coronavirus, have been identified in the state. "So far, 34 people who came in contact with him have been traced and are kept under strict home isolation by the Telangana health authorities. As of now, all the contacts are stable and under active surveillance by the health teams of the Telangana government," Srinivas said.

He added that the rapid response team of the state is further searching for the persons who might have come in contact with the person who died of COVID-19. "Telangana health authorities were alerted by the Karnataka government after the 76-year-old man's samples tested positive for coronavirus after his death. The man has visited two hospitals in Hyderabad before he died in Karnataka," Srinivas further said.

The Karnataka man, who had died a few days ago, was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, Telangana Health Minister's office said that the lone coronavirus patient from the state has recovered and is going to be discharged from the hospital soon.

The development comes after 82 confirmed cases of coronavirus and two deaths related to the lethal infection have been reported in the country.

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