11 more test positive, COVID-19 tally jumps to 226 in Karnataka

South India

According to a government bulletin issued on Sunday afternoon, Karnataka has reported 11 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number in the state to 226


As per the report, four of them are from Belagavi, three from Bengaluru, two from Kalaburagi and one each from Vijayapura and Mysuru. 

Of this number, three people from Bengaluru and one from Vijayapura have developed Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI).

According to the report, Bengaluru tops the list of coronavirus cases with 76 patients, followed by Mysuru with 48 and Belagavi with 14.

The Karnataka government bulletin also said of the total 226 COVID-19 patients, 47 people have been discharged following recovery and Six people have died so far of the virus. This brings the total number of active cases in the state to 173.

On Saturday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had announced that the ongoing lockdown will be extended till April 30. However, some restrictions will be eased following guidelines issued by the Centre.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 8356. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 273.

The total number of active cases in the country is 7367. Meanwhile, 716 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

The lockdown, effective March 25, is supposed to end on April 14. Most probably, India will extend the nationwide lockdown imposed last month to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with state ministers, and many of them urged the government to prolong the measure.

There has been no official confirmation to extend the national lockdown, however, some state-wide extensions have now been announced.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 


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