In a shocking incident, a total of 123 people in Indiranagara and NMDC Halli in Chikkamagaluru taluk have been tested positive for Covid-19. The majority of people tested positive because they had attended a funeral of a Covid-infected person.
Funeral at Covid-19 death
The 123 infected supposedly attended the funeral procession of a person without knowing that the person who died was a covid-19 patient.
The village has now been sealed after these members were tested positive. The medicine kits have been provided to all the infected persons.
Unaware of the cause of death
Investigating the situation, Assistant Commissioner Dr. H L Nagaraj, Tahsildar Dr. K J Kantaraj, and other delegates visited the village. “A man in the village, after complaining of heart pain, was admitted to a hospital on May 13. Unfortunately, he failed to react to the treatment and died on May 14. After this, a great number of people had taken part in the funeral considering it was a natural death. Nevertheless, he tested positive for Covid-19,” Tahsildar Kantaraj said.
It is believed that the family of the deceased had recently visited a marriage in the neighboring village. Following this, all the family members of the deceased had tested positive. It is assumed that the family members have been operating in a resort in the village it was then they might have contracted the infection.