Kalaburagi: An 80-year-old person who was suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) since April 19 and was under treatment at a hospital in Kalaburagi, died on Tuesday.
Of the four deaths reported from the district, three had occurred in April. The latest victim is a resident of Kalaburagi and was also suffering from Parkinson’s disease for four years and was bed-ridden for the last three years.
Earlier, on March 10, a 76-year-old person Mohammad Hussain Siddiqui, a resident of Kalaburagi died while returning back from Hyderabad to Kalaburagi and his family members had ferried Siddiqui to a hospital in Hyderabad for complaints of viral pneumonia. This was the first death related to coronavirus in Kalaburagi, as well as in the whole country.
Siddiqui had returned from Saudi Arabia on February 9 after a month-long tour and on his arrival, showed signs of COVID-19 but was discharged from hospital against medical advice.
In the second week of April, a 65-year-old person and a resident of Kalaburagi died at ESIC Hospital. He was a fruit and vegetable vendor and had no travel history.
As many as 27 positive cases have been reported in Kalaburagi and 21 of them are active cases, it is said in a media bulletin released by Kalaburagi District Administration.
Five persons, all residents of Kalaburagi, were tested Corona positive on Monday. Meanwhile, number of containment zones created by District Administration to contain the spread of Corona has gone to 14 from two containment zones a month back.
Among the latest steps initiated to contain Corona spread, deputy commissioner B Sharath has formed various committees such as ambulance and transport management, fever clinic management, contingency action plan and management, lab committee, contact tracing committee, containment committee, biomedical waste including dead body management among others.