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Corona virus patient in India jumps to death from hospital building

In India a 50-year-old Coronavirus patient on Monday allegedly jumped to death from the seventh floor of hospital where he was admitted.

Man at the Trauma Care Centre in Victoria Hospital campus had tested positive for Coronavirus on April 24 and was admitted to the Trauma Care Centre’s Covid-19 isolation ward. Though he showed no symptoms of Coronavirus, he had been sent to the ICU on the seventh floor as he had renal complications, hospital sources said.

Patient, who was not exactly bed-ridden, is said to have come out of his ICU and managed to open the latch of the fire exit from where he leapt around 8.30am.

He landed on the tin roof of the patient waiting area below, the hospital sources said.

The hospital staff heard a loud thud around 8.30am and rushed out to find the man lying on the tin roof. He died instantly.

Police, however, said that they are yet to conclude whether it is a case of suicide or accident.

The man had no travel history to Covid-19 affected countries nor was he in touch with any Corona patient. He had developed Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and was tested for Coronavirus. He was also suffering from pneumonia, Hepatitis C viral infection and chronic renal disorder.

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