According to health department officials, the man contracted coronavirus himself and tested positive on 3 June. He died just a day later. The officials began contact tracing those who had been in contact with the healer and took 40 swab samples to identify any further cases.
Twenty of those swabs returned a positive result, including from seven members of the man’s family.
As of 12 June 2020, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed
A surge in infections has swept across the country since