Police tighten security as Kalaburagi records three more positive cases
With the increase in coronavirus positive cases in Kalaburagi, the police have tightened security across the district to check the spread of COVID-19.
The district reported three positive cases on Thursday, P302, a 23-year-old female and a contact of P274; P314, a 32-year-old male who was suffering from influenza illness and had travelling history to Bengaluru; and P315, a five-year-old boy.
The officials of the Health and Family Welfare Department are tracing the contacts and travelling history of the five-year-old boy.
With these three new cases, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 20 in the district.
Of the total 20 positive cases reported, tracing of contact history in three cases, including P274, P314 and P315, is under way.
This indicates community outbreak and the virus is spreading widely from person to person.
Deputy Commissioner B. Sharat in a release said that the district has a total of 599 throat swab samples, with 20 positive cases and 378 negative cases. Lab results in 201 cases are awaited.
The quarantine wards established at ESI Hospital have cured three cases. The district has reported three deaths due to coronavirus.