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India records first COVID-19 death in Karnataka

A 76-year-old man who died two days ago in Karnataka while being treated for suspected coronavirus has become India’s first COVID-19 death.
Officials said the patient had severe co-morbidities such as the history of hypertension, diabetes and asthma and appendicitis. State Joint Director (Communicable Diseases) B G Prakash Kumar said all protocols were followed for disposal of the body.
He said the person had gone to Saudi Arabia in January end and came back on February 29. On his return, he was down with fever and took treatment at a private hospital. Later, on the advice of doctors or family, he had gone to Hyderabad, the minister had said.A senior health department official had said the man died on the way back from Hyderabad around 11 pm on Tuesday.

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