12 in Bidar, eight in Kalaburagi test positive for Covid-19 An elderly man succumbed to dreaded virus
A total of 12 and eight fresh positive cases were reported from Bidar and Kalaburagi district respectively on Wednesday.
While a 45-year-old ENT specialist (P926) contracted the virus from a 35-year-old medical representative (P848) who received treatment from the doctor for his throat pain a few days ago.
Four migrant workers who returned from Mumbai tested positive for the virus. They came in contact with a worker (P806) who travelled back from Mumbai whose test results came back as positive on Sunday.
He was quarantined in a village in Aland taluk of the district.
A woman (P953) also contracted the virus from the medical representative. A 19-year-old youth, a resident of Yadrami village of the district, who came from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh too tested positive for the virus.
A total of 11 people from the district had been to Guntur on March 10 to take part in a religious function and returned on May 10.
However, they were quarantined at the border. The Covid-19 infection confirmed one of the 11 people, the sources said.
About 35 migrant workers who returned from Andhra Pradesh refused to be with 12 workers returned from Maharashtra at a quarantine centre at government school in Gobbur B village of Afzalpur taluk. They also expressed their ire as the district administration failed to provide facilities at the quarantine centre.
Anxiety in Bidar
Anxiety gripped the residents of Bidar city as Covid-19 positive cases have increased. A total of 12 positive cases, including two girls and seven women, have been reported, taking the tally to 42.
Interestingly, the contact of all the positive cases has been given as ‘containment zone’. On April 2, a total of 11 Jamaat returnees tested positive for the virus at one go in the district. Of them, nine were residents of the old city of Bidar, which was since then locked down.
Deputy Commissioner H R Mahadeva said, as the residents living in containment zone are not following the rules framed by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a special permission has been obtained from the government to collect throat swab samples of about 1,000 people a day. It will be completed in the next 15 days, he explained adding that lockdown norms in the area will continue for the next 28 days.
Doctor tests positive
A 66-year-old physician had first found positive for novel coronavirus in March as he treated the country’s first Covid-19 victim. Later, a trainee doctor at Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) contracted the virus from a child who tested positive. And now an ENT specialist contracted the virus from a medical representative who received treatment from the doctor for his throat pain a few days ago.
Elderly man dies
A 60-year-old elderly man whose house was located in a containment zone in Mominpura area of the city was brought dead to the GIMS hospital on May 11. His test results came back positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. The man was said to be suffering from a breathing problem. However, it is not yet known how he caught the virus. With his death, the toll in the district rose to seven.