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Nation Current Affairs 21 Apr 2020 Karnataka's hig ...

Karnataka's highest covid deaths in Kalaburgi, Bengaluru

PTI
Published Apr 21, 2020, 1:28 pm IST
Updated Apr 21, 2020, 1:33 pm IST
Total death tally now stands at 17 and the total positive cases in the state is 415
A passenger takes a thermal screening test at Bengaluru City Railway Station in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)
 A passenger takes a thermal screening test at Bengaluru City Railway Station in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

Bengaluru: Seven fresh Covid 19 positive cases are reported in 24 hours which includes one death from Kalburgi. Of the 7 cases, Kalburgi and Vijayapura share 3 cases each and one case is from Dakshin Kannada, as per the Tuesday mid day health bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

The deceased has been identified as a 80 year male from Kalburgi. He was bedridden from the past 3 years and was suffering from Parkinson’s Disease since 4 years. Health officials said that he came with the complaint of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and expired on Monday night.

Along with his death, the total death tally now stands at 17 and the total positive cases in the state is 415.

Kalburgi which recorded the first death for Covid 19 in India has so far reported 4 deaths including the above one. The first slot for recording more deaths in the state is now shared by Bangalore urban district and Kalburgi district with each recording 4 deaths each.

Kalburgi district now has 24 active cases.

All the three cases are females, reported from Vijayapura were the primary contacts of a Corona positive patient (P306), who inturn got infected from a patient with history of SARI.

Apart from the deceased male who tested positive, the other cases from Kalburgi is of 29 year old male with influenza like illness and other case is of a 61 year old male whose source of infection is yet to be traced by the health department.

The case from Dakshin Kannada district is from Bantwala region and the positive patient is a 67 year old female with history of SARI. She is getting treated at designated hospital at Dakshin Kannada.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru