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Suspected coronavirus patient flees from hospital in Bengaluru

The 58-year-old man returned from the US and showed symptoms of coronavirus after which he was admitted to CV Raman Hospital in Bengaluru  

Suspected coronavirus patient flees from hospital in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, First Published Mar 17, 2020, 5:17 PM IST
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Bengaluru: Panic prevailed in Bengaluru on Tuesday after a suspected coronavirus patient fled from a government hospital.

The 58-year-old man, who had recently come back from the US was admitted to CV Raman Hospital in Indiranagar and his samples were sent for testing. His test report from the National Institute of Virology Lab is still awaited.

There have been several reports of coronavirus patients or people who have come in contact of one disobeying government rules and risking the spread of the deadly virus.

Indiranagar Police are on the lookout for the person.

Karnataka's Health Department has reported three new cases of the coronavirus taking the total number of patients in the state to 10.

Health minister B Sriramulu tweeted this morning and wrote, “We have got 2 more #COVID2019 cases in Karnataka taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10. 20 yr old female who travelled from UK is tested positive & another contact of P6 (kalburgi deceased patient) is tested positive. Both are admitted in designated isolation hospital.”

India has over 126 Covid-19 cases, including two people who have died and 13 who have been discharged, according to a tally published by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Union health ministry also said fresh coronavirus cases were also reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Kerala.

Declared a "controllable" pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus disease has killed over 7,000 people and infected more than 1,80,000 people worldwide

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