Covid-19 suspect dies in Goa quarantine facility: CM

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Panaji, April 8 (IANS) A 38-year-old man suspected to have contracted the coronavirus infection, who was admitted to the quarantine ward of a state government hospital, died on Wednesday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

The Chief Minister said the patient, who had returned to Goa from the US, was hospitalised on account of fever and had tested negative in four Covid-19 related tests.
“He had come to Goa from the US. He was admitted to the hospital on March 22 with complaints of fever. He was discharged and re-admitted again on April 3,” Sawant said.
“All four reports of the Covid-19 test conducted on him returned negative. He was not a confirmed Covid-19 positive case,” Sawant said.
This is the second instance of a suspect Covid-19 patient admitted to the quarantine ward of a government facility in Goa dying. On March 29, a 68-year-old woman died after being diagnosed for respiratory distress.