Dharwad man tested positive for COVID-19; K'taka cases rise to 21

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Dharwad man tested positive for COVID-19; K'taka cases rise to 21

Dharwad man tested positive for COVID-19; K'taka cases rise to 21

IANS   ¦    Mar 22, 2020 03:26:21 PM (IST)

Dharwad man tested positive for COVID-19; K\'taka cases rise to 21-1Dharwad: A 33-year-old Dharwad man tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, emerging as the 21st positive case in Karnataka.

Dharwad Deputy Commissioner Deepa Cholan confirmed the new case.

The 32-year-old man arrived in Dharwad on March 12 and was admitted to a private hospital after showing symptoms for the dreaded virus.

Later, the private hospital doctors reported the case to the health department officials and shifted him to an isolation ward in KIMS hospital in Hubballi.

His test report confirmed his coronavirus positive status on Sunday.

Cholan said that contact tracing for the 21st case has been initiated and a 3 km radius zone of old Dharwad's Hosyellapur has been declared a containment area.