One more COVID-19 death in Karnataka, toll rises to 11

South India

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Wedneday informed that a 69-year-old man from Chikkaballapura became the eleventh COVID-19 related fatality in Karnataka, taking the toll in the state to 11.


"A 69-year-old person from Chikkaballapura has died due to COVID-19 infection. His body is in Bengaluru's Victoria Hospital, and the department was preparing for last rites according to central government rules," Sriramulu tweeted.

The Minister also appealed to citizens to stay safe in their houses.

As of 5 pm on Tuesday, 260 positive cases have been confirmed in the state.

On Tuesday, Karnataka registered two COVID-19 deaths and 13 new positive cases.

A 76-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban, designated as the 219th in the state, passed away. He also suffered from severe acute respiratory infection (SARI).

In another case, a 69-year-old man from Vijayapura succumbed to the virus, designated as the state's 257th case. 

According to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 11,439. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 377.

The total number of active cases in the country is 9756. Meanwhile, 1306 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.


With inputs from PTI

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