85-year-old man tests positive for coronavirus in Malappuram

MALAPPURAM: One more person tested positive in Malappuram on Thursday.

According to the district medical administration, the person who tested positive Saturday is an 85-year-old man from nearby Poonthanam. He has been admitted to the Manjeri government medical school. With this, the total number of positive cases in the district increased to 12.

The infected person's son had returned from Saudi Arabia , after pilgrimage on March 11 and son had maintained close contact with the infected person. After having fever on March 26, the person approached city hospital in for treatment. He was administered injection at the hospital and he returned home. On the same day he visited another private clinic in Akkapparambu and he was administered injection there. He continued to visit the clinic on March 29, 30 and 31 for injection. On Macrh 31, he was shifted to MES Medical College and on next day he was shifted to Manjeri medical college. His grandson, wife, son who returned from Saudi Arabia , son's wife and their children were also shifted to isolation wards in Manjeri medical college.

According to the district collector, the son of an infected person traveled from Jeddah to Karippur on flight SV 746 and arrived at Karippur airport at 10:20 am. Collector has appealed to all flight passengers to report to the coronavirus control cell at the district level.

Meanwhile, 1,156 more people were observed in Malappuram as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. With this, the total number of people under observation in the district has increased to 13936. 63 people are under observation in various government hospitals. Among these 53 people, they have been admitted to solitary confinement rooms at the government medical school, Manjeri, which was declared a special treatment center for Covid. Others have been admitted to government district hospitals in Tirur and Taluk government hospital in. 21 people are under observation in coronavirus care centers. 13,852 people are under observation in their homes.

The district medical official said so far a total of 601 people have tested negative for the new coronavirus infection in Malappuram. Test results for 62 samples have yet to be received, he said.

Meanwhile, a woman who is a native of Vaniyambalam and who previously tested positive has now tested negative and will soon be discharged from the hospital.

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