68 y/o woman suspected of having Covid-19 infection, admitted to KMC Hospital

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68 y/o woman suspected of having Covid-19 infection, admitted to KMC Hospital

68 y/o woman suspected of having Covid-19 infection, admitted to KMC Hospital

SC L S   ¦    Mar 11, 2020 06:41:22 PM (IST)

68 y/o woman suspected of having Covid-19 infection, admitted to KMC Hospital-1

Udupi: After the state health ministry confirmed four positive cases of the deadly novel coronavirus (Covid-19), a woman in the “Temple City” has been admitted to the KMC Hospital here, for a suspected coronavirus infection.

According to District Health Officer (DHO) Sudheer Chandra, a 68-year-old woman from Sagar (Shivamogga district) was suspected to have contracted a Covid-19 infection, which is why she was admitted to KMC Hospital. Her saliva samples were sent to a laboratory in Bengaluru for testing.

Reports state that the woman had flown to Mecca, Saudi Arabia last week and had developed a fever and respiratory issues. She had availed treatment there and returned to Shivamogga after she recovered. As the fever, cough and respiratory issues resurfaced, she was admitted to Nanjappa Hospital and was later moved to Manipal KMC Hospital for advanced treatment.

DHO Sudheer said that currently, the woman is being treated in the isolation ward of the hospital.