One more positive coronavirus cases reported from Karnataka, tally now 15

South India

BENGALURU: The Karnataka health department on Thursday confirmed one new case of COVID-19. With this, 15 people have been infected with novel coronavirus in the state.


One more person has tested positive for coronavirus in Kodagu. The man has a travel history to Saudi Arabia.

"One person has tested positive for #COVID19 in Kodagu today; he has travel history to Saudi Arabia. He is being treated in an isolation hospital. Total number of positive cases reaches 15 in the state," said B Sriramulu, Karnataka Health Minister.

Earlier, Karnataka had reported its first death due to coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 130 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

A total of 169 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in India so far, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.

Globally, the virus has infected more than 184,000 people and killed more than 7500, as per the data available on the World Health Organisation website.

COVID-19, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019, is the name of the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the Coronavirus family with crown-shaped spikes on its surfaces. The name of the disease was given by the World Health Organisation.


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