A 32-year-old man escaped from a COVID-19 centre in Amalner in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district on August 10.
Hours after he escaped from the covid centre, he was found dead on road, police said on Tuesday.
The patient, a resident of Wawade village in the north Maharashtra district was admitted in the facility in Amalner tehsil on Monday morning, an official said.
He said doctors and hospital staff realised that the man had gone missing on Monday as there was a heavy rush at the facility on Sunday when he had tested COVID-19 positive.
His body was found in front of the Amalner municipal council building on Monday evening, the official said.
"About 40 patients were being treated at the hospital while its actual capacity is of 20 beds," he said, adding that the hospital head filed a police complaint about the missing patient.