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Man Ends Life Fearing Having Contracted Coronavirus, Test Result Returns Negative

Gopalakrishna Madivala, Had Hanged Himself On Wednesday Suspecting He Had The Disease, Leaving A Death Note To Family Members Asking Them To Stay Safe.

PTI | Updated on: 29 Mar 2020, 02:15:03 PM
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The post-mortem test report had shown that the man did not have the virus infection (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

Mangaluru/New Delhi:

The test report of the man from Uppoor in Udupi district, who committed suicide fearing he had contracted coronavirus infection, has returned negative for the virus. Health department officials in Udupi said the post- mortem test report had shown that he did not have the virus infection and asked the people in the area not to panic. Gopalakrishna Madivala (56), had hanged himself on Wednesday suspecting he had the disease, leaving a death note to family members asking them to stay safe.

With fresh deaths in six states, the death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 25 and the total number of cases to 979 on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The ministry reported one death each from Delhi, Gurjarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Telengana. In its updated data at 10 am on Sunday, the ministry said the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is 867, while 86 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated. The overall 979 cases in the country included 48 foreigners, it said.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 186, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala at 182, including eight foreign nationals.

Maharashtra also has the highest number of deaths at six followed by Gujarat (4), Karnataka (3), Madhya Pradesh (2), Delhi (2) and one each from Kerala, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. In Telangana, the number of cases has gone up to 66, including 10 foreigners while Karnataka has reported 76 cases till now. The number of cases in Rajasthan has climbed to 54, including two foreigners.

Uttar Pradesh has reported 55 cases, including a foreigner while in Gujarat, it has gone up to 53, including one foreign national. In Tamil Nadu 42 people, including six foreigners, have tested positive, while the number of positive cases in Delhi has gone up to 39, including a foreigner.

Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 33 COVID-19 cases have so far been detected in Haryana, including 14 foreigners. Madhya Pradesh has recorded 30 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 31, West Bengal 17, Andhra Pradesh 14 and Ladakh has reported 13 COVID-19 cases. Bihar has nine cases, Chandigarh eight and Chhattisgarh has reported six cases so far. Uttarakhand has six cases, including a foreigner. Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each.

Nine cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Goa has reported three coronavirus cases. Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported one case each.

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First Published : 29 Mar 2020, 02:15:03 PM

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