Coronavirus test of Maharashtra returnee who died in Udupi turns positive

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)

Udupi, May 16: The district has reported a death due to coronavirus. The deceased is a 54-year-old man who had arrived from Maharashtra on May 5. He was undergoing quarantine in Kundapur. He was admitted to KMC Manipal on May 13. He died on May 14 after he suffered a heart attack.

As a suspected coronavirus case, the patient's swab sample was sent for testing. The report result came as positive on Saturday, May 16. He was undergoing treatment in isolation as he was suffering some respiratory issues as well.

“Some staff who were in contact with the patient during treatment are put under quarantine. Necessary precautionary measures have been undertaken in the hospital. The emergency department will remain open and the OPD facility will also be open from 8:30 am to 1pm as usual,” said Dr Avinash Shetty, medical superintendent, KMC Manipal.

Deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha said, “Five members who travelled with the deceased are quarantined. Three staff of KMC Manipal had come in contact with him without safety measures. Doctors had taken precautionary measures while operating the patient.

“In Kundapur, the hospital staff had treated the patient with safety measures. As many as 57 members are identified as primary contacts of the deceased, who were quarantined in Kundapur in a hall. Thirty-eight people are secondary contacts. Order has been issued to conduct cremation according to COVID protocol,” he said.









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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    I had mentioned yesterday on this forum that the cause of this person's "heart attack" should be investigated.Now the cat is out of the bag! Instead of hiding errors let us have more transparency. Be Happy Be Healthy Be Truthful.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sun, May 17 2020

    No one from Mumbai wanted to come back to DK and Udupi. They were knowing that it is risky for their brother and sisters.

    But when Govt started airlifting people from gulf, that also free of cost, they thought why not we go.

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  • sunaina, managlore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    free of cost??/ really!!

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  • Satya, Dubai

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Who told you free of cost? everyone is paying for ticket and quarantine expenses.
    Even those having return ticket they have buy new ticket.

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  • Kannadiga, Karnatakal

    Sat, May 16 2020

    For Nations benifit better to give all airports if require all nations assets only to rss affliated company and for their funding groups.
    It will also a step forward for the present hindutva agenda.

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  • Dias, Mangalore

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Testing facilities in India is a big concern at the moment.

    DisAgree [5] Agree [10] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sunil Fernandes, KOTA

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Dist Admn should clarify whether they conduct Coveid 19 test for those who are coming from other states before sending them for quarantine. If not they should start immediately.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Sat, May 16 2020

    He was admitted to KMC Manipal on May 13 as he was suffering from respiratory issue. Hospital authority should have sent his throat swab on May 13 for testing.This is a big mistake.

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  • Agee, Indian - UAE

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Lockdown should have extended until end of June....

    Many are in fear due to fake news, people need to fill courage each other... Virus is not deadly or durable it's curable, lakhs of people's a positive sign for mankind.

    Testing centers must be established at taluk level...

    Government have enough money, and must feed needy at least for six months...

    Economy not a priority now, LIFE IS!!!

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  • Ryan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 16 2020

    You should give this idea to the rulers of country where you are staying at present

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, May 16 2020

    What about food and shelter for poor .can u arrange?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 16 2020

    I have cancelled my visit to Udupi ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Please come jossey Sir.... Welcome welcome... If you don't come I will click the photos of your resorts and send to you to see during lock down in green zone

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Now this is a big question...
    How do you handle people in quarantine if they become sick?
    Please assign them a separate hospital and treat there..

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  • Peshu, Manipal

    Sat, May 16 2020

    He was quarantined at Kundapura since May 5th. Did they do any swab testing?

    Something wrong with the test step

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