Karnataka has reported its first death from H3N2 variant in the state, say authorities. According to health department sources, the elderly man from Alur in Hassan died on March 1.
Commissioner of Health Department D. Randeep, who He had advised conducting an audit of the death, confirmed the death due to H3N2 variant on Friday.
The now-deceased man carried symptoms of fear, chills, cough and Sore throat.
H3N2 Variant in Karnataka
Following the death, teams from the health department are carrying out medical tests at Alur and surrounding regions.
The swab samples are being collected from people with symptoms and sent for testing.
The department has given directions to monitor people with comorbidities and those above 60 years of age. The awareness is being created among people not to go for self-medication if they develop symptoms.