2 more test positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Two more persons, including a young woman tested positive for coronavirus infection in Karnataka, state Health Minister B. Sriramulu said on Tuesday.

“We have two more COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10 in the state,” said Sriramulu in a Kannada tweet.

A 20-year-old woman, who travelled from the UK has tested positive and a 60-year-old man, who came in contact with the 76-year-old deceased patient from Kalaburgi, also tested positive.

“Both are admitted in the designated isolation hospitals in Bengaluru and at Kalaburagi in the state’s northern region,” said Sriramulu.

Kalaburagi is 575km north of Bengaluru in the southern state.

The 76-year-old man, who died on March 10, was the country’s first victim of the deadly disease. He returned from Saudi Arabia on February 29 and was under treatment at Kalaburagi and Hyderabad for the infection.

“As the two are being treated in an isolated hospital, I am confident they will recover quickly,” asserted Sriramulu.

The health minister is visiting Mangaluru in the state’s western region to review the measures taken in the state’s coastal districts to prevent the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak.


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