3 Declared COVID Positive Days After Their Death; Delay In Results Creating Issues


Srinagar, July 14: A 60-year-old woman from Sarnal locality of Anantnag town was admitted at GMC Anantnag on July 6 after she complained of severe breathlessness and flu-like symptoms. Her samples were taken on July 9 and sent to SKIMS lab for Covid-19 testing & in the following morning she died & her body was handed over to the family for last rites even as her report was awaited.

Late evening on Monday, fourth day of her death, her sample returned positive for coronavirus. Her family, relatives, friends who participated in the funeral and visited the house went into a tizzy as people were unaware of the nature of her death.

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There are two other cases , wherea delay in reports of such cases can create troublesome situation, test reports should be out as quickly as possible.