Karnataka records second Covid-19 death, four more positive cases, taking state tally to 55
BENGALURU: Four fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported in Karnataka on Thursday, taking the state’s number of infected to 55. This fresh cases included a 70-year-old woman from
Chikkaballapur who had died in Bengaluru on March 24 and whose throat swab results were announced two days later.
Of the other three patients, one each is from Mysuru, Bengaluru and Anantapura of Andhra Pradesh. The 35-year-old Mysuru man with no travel history to any of the Covid-19 affected countries nor in contact with any positive patient was found infected, raising the spectre of the community spread of virus.
The man was working with the quality
assurance section of a pharmaceutical company in Nanjangud near Mysuru.
However, he was in contact with many healthcare professionals, said a bulletin
issued by the state and health and family welfare department. He is being
treated at an isolation facility in a designated hospital in Mysuru. Seven
persons who were in contact with him were traced and home quarantined. A
45-year-old security guard in Bengaluru, who was a primary contact of a
51-year-old Covid-19 positive man who had returned from London on March 13 and
tested positive on March 22, is among those found infected on Thursday. This is
the first time in the state that a security guard has been diagnosed with
Covid-19. Last week, a domestic help of a positive person had tested positive
in Bengaluru. Thursday’s fourth Covid-19 patient is a 64-year-old man from
Anantapura in Andhra Pradesh, who had arrived in India from France on March 1
and had travelled to Himachal Pradesh and Puttaparthi before arriving in
Bengaluru on March 21. His contact tracing is going on, said health department