Dec. 8, 2020 — More than 300 people in India were hospitalized with a “mystery illness” over the weekend, and there was one death.
Dozens of people in Eluru city started falling ill on Saturday night, with some losing consciousness. By Monday morning, 315 people with the unexplained illness were in a local hospital. None of them tested positive for COVID-19.
More than 150 of the patients were released after treatment, CBS News reported.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the illness might be infectious. Leading health experts from across India were expected to arrive in Eluru this week to help investigate the illness, CBS News reported.