55-Year-Old Man Who Was Infected By Son Is Andhra’s First COVID-19 Death

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55-Year-Old Man Who Was Infected By Son Is Andhra's First COVID-19 Death

Andhra Pradesh has reported its first death linked to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19

Hyderabad:

A 55-year-old man who died at a government hospital in Vijayawada on March 30 has been confirmed as the first novel coronavirus-linked death in Andhra Pradesh. The man, who was diabetic and suffered from hypertension, died an hour of reaching the hospital. Authorities believe he received the infection from his son, who is also infected and had returned from Delhi on March 17.

Around 29 people who had contact with either the father or the son have been quarantined. Authorities in Delhi have also been informed and contact tracing is underway to identify those who came in contact with the son in the national capital, as well as those on the flight from Delhi.

“The man came to the government hospital at 11.30 am on March 30 for health check-up. His blood swab was sent for examination (but) he died around 12.30 pm. He was suffering from hypertension and cardiac problems besides being diabetic,” state nodal officer Arja Srikanth said in a release.

The delay in confirming cause of death was because of other ailments, authorities added. The man’s son tested positive on March 31.

There are 161 COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh, of which 140 have been linked to the Markaz Nizamuddin and the Tablighi Jamaat‘s controversial religious gathering in south Delhi. The number of cases in the state have tripled in the past two days.

In Andhra 21 new cases reported on Thursday were linked to the gathering. SPS Nellore district saw a significant jump in number of cases with 17 reported overnight. On Wednesday 43 people who had returned after attending the event at the Markaz Nizamuddin tested positive, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s office said.

So far, across India over 550 people with links to the gathering have tested positive for coronavirus, the Home Ministry has confirmed. In addition, 960 foreigners currently in the country on tourist visas have been blacklisted for links to the group.

A nationwide hunt has been launched for more members and people who may have attended the gathering, which authorities say was held in defiance of social distancing protocols in force currently.

Across India 56 deaths have been linked to the novel coronavirus, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,301; 336 new cases were reported in a 24-hour period. Worldwide the number of COVID-19 positive cases has crossed 1 million and more than 50,000 have died

World

10,39,186Cases

7,65,036Active

2,19,048Recovered

55,102Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 181 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 10,39,186 and 55,102 have died; 7,65,036 are active cases and 2,19,048 have recovered as on April 3, 2020 at 8:07 pm.

India

2,547 478Cases

2,322 462Active

163 7Recovered

62 9Deaths

In India, there are 2,547 confirmed cases including 62 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,322 and 163 have recovered as on April 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai174

Pune49

Sangli24

Thane20

Nagpur18

Ahmednagar8

Mumbai Sub Urban5

Yavatmal4

Buldana4

Satara3

Kolhapur2

Palghar2

Raigad2

Sindhudurg1

Blanks1

Ratnagiri1

Nashik1

Jalagaon1

Gondia1

Aurangabad1

Details Awaited*13

335

309 3

42

16 3

DistrictCases

Chennai37

Coimbatoor29

Tiruneveli29

Erode26

Theni20

Namakkal18

Dindugal17

Madurai15

Tirupattur7

Salem6

Kanyakumari5

Sivagangai5

Thoothukudi3

Villupuram3

Kanchipurum3

Thiruvarur2

Karur2

Thiruvannamalai2

Tirupur1

Trichirapalli1

Vellore1

Thanjavur1

Virudhunagar1

Details Awaited*75

309 75

304 75

6

1

DistrictCases

Kasargod115

Kannur49

Ernakulam23

Thiruvanthpuram13

Mallapuram11

Thrissur11

Pathanamthitta10

Kozhikode9

Kottayam6

Palakkad6

Idukki4

Wayanad3

Kollam3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*21

286 21

261 19

27 2

2

DistrictCases

South Delhi63

South East16

Central12

West Delhi12

South West10

East Delhi9

North Delhi9

Shahdara8

North East6

North West5

New Delhi2

Details Awaited*67

219

215

8

4

DistrictCases

Gb Nagar45

Meerut19

Agra12

Lucknow9

Ghaziabad8

Bareilly6

Bulandshahar3

Varanasi2

Philibhit2

Jaunpur1

Kanpur1

Bagpat1

Lakhimpur1

Shamli1

Basti1

Moradabad1

Details Awaited*59

172 59

160 59

14

2

DistrictCases

Jaipur32

Bhilwara26

Evacuees From Iran18

Jhunjhunu8

Jodhpur8

Ajmer5

Dungarpur3

Pratapgarh2

Foreign Nationals2

Pali1

Alwar1

Sikar1

Churu1

Details Awaited*59

167 59

164 59

3

0

DistrictCases

Hyderabad44

Karimnagar13

Madchal11

Ranga Reddy11

Bhadradri4

Mahboobnagar3

Kamareddy3

Nizamabad2

Gadwal2

Warangal (u)1

Details Awaited*64

158 51

164 55

1

7 4

DistrictCases

Prakasam15

Kadappa15

West Godavari12

Vizag11

Guntur9

Chitoor6

East Godavari6

Krishna6

Nellore3

Ananthapur2

Kurnool1

Details Awaited*46

132 46

132 46

1

1

DistrictCases

Bbmp30

Bengaluru Urban21

Mysore18

Dakshin Kannada9

Uttar Kannada8

Chikkaballapura7

Kalaburgi4

Bellary3

Udupi3

Davangere3

Bengaluru Rural1

Dharwad1

Kodagu1

Tumkuru1

Details Awaited*14

124 14

117 13

10 1

3

DistrictCases

Indore12

Jabalpur8

Ujjain4

Bhopal3

Shivpuri2

Gwalior1

Neemuch1

Details Awaited*73

104 5

110 5

0

6

DistrictCases

Ahmedabad33

Gandhinagar10

Rajkot10

Surat9

Vadodara9

Bhavnagar6

Girsomnath2

Kutch1

Mehsana1

Porbandar1

Details Awaited*13

95 8

93 7

10 2

8 1

DistrictCases

Srinagar25

Bandipora11

Budgam7

Jammu5

Udhampur4

Rajouri3

Pulwama3

Baramulla2

Shopian2

Details Awaited*13

75 13

74 12

3 1

2

DistrictCases

Kolkata17

Nadia5

Hooghly4

East Medinipur3

North 24 Parganas3

Howrah2

West Medinipur1

Kalimpong1

South 24 Parganas1

Details Awaited*26

63 10

63 13

3

3

DistrictCases

Gurugram24

Faridabad6

Panipat4

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Palwal1

Ambala1

Sonipat1

Hissar1

Details Awaited*6

49 6

25 3

24 3

0

DistrictCases

Sbs Nagar19

Sas Nagar10

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar5

Ludhiana3

Amritsar2

Patiala1

Details Awaited*2

48 2

52 3

1

5 1

DistrictCases

Munger8

Patna5

Siwan5

Gaya1

Begusarai1

Gopalganj1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Details Awaited*6

29 5

30 5

0

1

DistrictCases

Chandigarh16

Details Awaited*2

18 2

18 2

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*16

16 11

16 11

0

0

DistrictCases

Leh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*1

14 1

11 1

3

0

DistrictCases

Dehradun4

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*5

10 3

8 3

2

0

DistrictCases

South Andaman10

10

10

0

0

DistrictCases

Raipur5

Rajnandgaon1

Durg1

Bilaspur1

Korba1

9

6

3 1

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*6

6 1

6 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*3

6 3

6 3

1

1

DistrictCases

Puducherry2

Mahe1

Details Awaited*2

5 2

4 2

1

0

DistrictCases

Khordha3

Bhadrak1

Details Awaited*1

5 1

5 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Details Awaited*1

2 1

2 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Ranchi1

Details Awaited*1

2 1

2 1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

With input from PTI



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