Maharashtra returnees add to Karnataka's Covid caseload

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Maharashtra returnees add to Karnataka's Covid caseload

Maharashtra returnees add to Karnataka's Covid caseload

IANS   ¦    May 26, 2020 09:12:21 AM (IST)

Maharashtra returnees add to Karnataka\'s Covid caseload-1Bengaluru: Returnees from domestic travel to Maharashtra continue to test Covid positive and add to Karnataka's caseload, while even as two patients succumbed to the virus and 93 turned positive, raising the state's tally to 2,182, an official said on Monday.

"New cases reported from Sunday 5 p.m. to Monday 5 p.m. - 93," said a health official.

On Monday, 51 people got discharged across the state - 19 in Bengaluru Urban, 10 in Kalaburagi, nine in Belagavi, four in Davangere, three each in Vijayapura and Bagalkote and one each in Haveri, Uttara Kannada and Mandya.

As many as 1,431 of all the cases are active, including 17 patients in the ICU.

In the past 24 hours, Karnataka tested 13,581 people for Covid, out of which 13,330 were negative.

In total, 2.19 lakh samples were tested, out of which 2.15 lakh were negative.

Among the 93 cases on Monday, 69 had travel history to Maharashtra, a share of 74 per cent.

Unlike before, most positive cases in the state nowadays are people with travel history to Maharashtra, India's Covid hotspot.

Daily positive cases with contact history have significantly plummeted, with only 14 on Monday.

Among the new cases, Udupi contributed 32, followed by Kalaburagi (16), Yadagiri (15), Bengaluru Urban (8), Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad (4 each), Ballari (3) and Belagavi, Hassan, Vijayapura, Uttara Kannda, Tumkur and Ramanagara (1 each).

There were 15 children below 10, including a 2-month-old infant boy.

Of all the cases, 40 were women and 53 men.

Among the new cases, a 30-year-old man from Udupi was also suffering from Influenza Like Illness (ILI).

On Monday two patients succumbed to Covid, one from the city and another from Dakshina Kannada.

"A 55-year-old female patient resident of Bengaluru Rural died due to ARDS on Sunday," said the official.

The woman was also suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).

This was the state's 43rd Covid death and Bengaluru Rural's first.

Similarly, a 43-year-old man from Dakshina Kannada also died of the virus.

The man, a known case of cirrhosis of liver got admitted to designated hospital in Dakshina Kannada on Saturday and died on the same day and the lab report confirmed positive for Covid on Sunday, said the official.

This was Karnataka's 44th Covid death and Dakshina Kannada's eighth.

Top five places with active cases in the state include Mandya (227), Yadagiri (126), Bengaluru Urban (114), Chikkaballapura (106) and Udupi (104).

Incidentally, Chamarajanagar is the lone green zone in the state now.

Bengaluru Urban has seen nine deaths, followed by Kalaburagi and Dakshina Kannada (7 each), Davangere and Vijayapura (4 each), and remaining from other districts.

Of the 2,182 cases, 8 per cent were senior citizens, and 61 per cent men and 39 per cent women. The state's patient discharge rate has fallen to 32 per cent.