New Delhi: Until mid-March, Bihar reported no positive case of coronavirus despite its border with Nepal. But now there are 9 confirmed cases and several have been put under isolation. Six out of these nine total Covid19 confirmed cases in Bihar have no travel history. According to reports, the 38-year-old man who died on March 21 infected two of his family members and two employees of the private hospital where he was initially taken for the treatment. These two employees, even after coming into contact with an active case, didn’t take enough precautionary measure and didn’t quarantine themselves. So now, hundreds are under threat. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 45-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Dies, State's Death Toll Reaches 5
AIIMS Patna is also under fire for reportedly releasing the body of the 38-year-old without even getting the result of the Covid-19 test. He was positive, but before it was known, the body was released doubling the risk factor. Also Read - Coronavirus: Sophie Trudeau Recovers From Infection, Says ‘We’re All in This Together’
The private hospital was sealed by district health authorities and samples of 13 of its staff members have been sent for testing so far while efforts are on to trace all those who might have come in contact with the deceased patient. Also Read - New York Shop Sells Doughnuts Featuring Face of Doctor Leading Coronavirus Fight
Two persons, a woman in her 40s and a 12-year-old boy, who lived in a house adjacent to the residence of the deceased at Munger, tested positive. Earlier, a middle-aged woman whose son had travelled to Europe tested positive.