Mangaluru, May 22, 2020: The throat swab sample collected from a person who was committed suicide on Thursday at Kadandale in Moodbidri Taluk has turned positive for Covid-19 infection on Friday, May 22.
A 55 year old hotelier, who had come from Maharashtra on May 20 and was quarantined at a school in Kadandale in Moodbidri, was found dead within two hours of him being quarantined.
His body was cremated as per protocol in the presence of family members at the electrical crematorium in Boloor in the city.
With this, the total Covid-19 cases in the district has risen to 63. Presently, 36 cases are active. So far 21 have been cured and six have died.