Udupi, March 05, 2020: A 75 year old person from Muniyalu in Karkala taluk, who had returned from Israel has been admitted to the isolation ward at Udupi district hospital following suspicion that he might have contracted Coronavirus.
The person along with his wife had returned from Israel on Wednesday afternoon after visiting his son who is working in Israel. As the person was suffering from cold symptoms and cough, the personnel of the district hospital visited his house late night and admitted him to the isolation ward at the Udupi District Hospital.
The person’s throat swab and blood sample have been sent to the laboratory of the Bengaluru Medical College and the report is expected by Saturday.
The patient has a history of blood pressure, diabetes and mild asthma, therefore he has been admitted to the isolation ward as a precaution. His wife who too is with him is fine, hospital sources said.