Mysusu: The total number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Karnataka has risen to 55 with the addition one person from Mysuru. However, unlike the other cases so far, the 35-year-old man has no relevant foreign travel or contact history to explain how he contracted the viral infection.
A news bulletin released by the Karnataka state health department states that the man is employed in the Quality Assurance department of a pharmaceutical company in Nanjangud and has had contacted several healthcare professionals. The department added that the man has been quarantined at a designated hospital in Mysuru.
"The detailed investigation is under process. Seven primary contacts have been traced and are under house quarantine," the department stated in the bulletin.
Apart from the Mysuru resident, three others have tested positive for COVID-19 since Wednesday night, one of whom is the 75-year-old Mecca returnee who passed away due to respiratory complications on Wednesday.
The other two are a 64-year-old man from Anantapur in Andra Pradesh, who has a history of travel to France and arrived in Bengaluru on March 21 after also travelling to Himachal Pradesh, and a 45-year-old man, who is a contact of Patient 25.
Of the 55 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka, three have recovered and two have passed away. In India, over 650 active cases have been reported.
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