AP records it's first Covid-19 death
The government of Andhra pradesh has announced that it recorded it's first corona death but it confirmed the death after three days of the incident. On Friday the ministry of health and family welfare stated in a press release.
A 55-year-old Sheik Subhani admitted in Vijayawada General Hospital on March 30th at 11:30 am for a check-up. But within an hour he died due to some complications. The deceased had a history of health problems like hyper-tension, diabetes and cardiac issues.
Later the son of Subhani came back to the state from Delhi on 17th March and in subsequent medical examination, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31st. The man, who died, may have contracted the virus from his son, the state health ministry stated in its release. Soon after Subhani was admitted to the hospital on Monday, his samples were immediately sent for testing but, as it turned out, he died within an hour of his admission to the hospital.
Explaining the reason for the delay in confirming the death as a COVID-19 casualty, the health department said the process of ascertaining whether the man indeed died of corona virus or from his other health complications took some time. Following the test results, he was eventually confirmed as having died of the Corona disease. The flight details related to his son’s travel from Delhi have also been shared with the union government and all precautions pertaining to COVID-19 protocol have been put in place, the health ministry explained.