A man passed away two days after his wedding but wasn’t tested for COVID-19 before cremation.
A groom from India’s northeastern city Patna in the state of Bihar, died on June 17, two days after his wedding. He had a high fever, a symptom of the deadly coronavirus, before the ceremony and asked his family to postpone the wedding. His request was dismissed.
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The incident has set off what is being termed as ‘Bihar district’s worst coronavirus spike.’ After the death, more than 100 people have tested positive and of the 19 relatives who attended the ceremony, 15 are among them.
The bride, who’s identity remains anonymous, tested negative, District Magistrate, Sri Kumar Ravi told The New York Times.
According to a district official, Surendra Kumar, relatives who attended the wedding and were asymptomatic afterwards caused the virus to spread. Patients who tested positive include some who were not present on the wedding day but had some form of physical contact with the family, CNN reported.