Karnataka COVID-19 tally rises to 175, death toll 4

South India

Twelve new positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of affected in the state to 175, the Health department said on Tuesday. 


Of the 175 positive cases, 25 have been discharged. So far, four COVID-19 patients have died in the state.

Among the 12 new cases, four (one from Bagalkote, two from Bengaluru city and one from Bengaluru Rural) had attended Tablighi-Jamaat congregation at Delhi from March 13-18.

Meanwhile, three from Mandya are contacts of patients with history of attending the Jamaat congregation. 

Others include a 41-year old woman from Bagalkote, who is neighbour of of a 75-year old man who died on April 3, 80- year old woman from Gadag with history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI), 68-year old male from Bengaluru with travel history to Dubai, and a woman (contact of a patient) and a man (with history of SARI) from Kalaburagi.

As India continues to reel under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 4421. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 114.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 3981. Meanwhile, 325 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

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. 

With inputs from PTI

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