One more tests positive for coronavirus in Karnataka, total count rises to 27

South India

BENGALURU: Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramalu on Monday confirmed that there are 27 positive coronavirus cases in the state so far.


A 45-year-old man with travel history to Dubai tested positive for coronavirus in Karnataka's Mysuru.

According to the report, the man hailing from Kerala was on his way to Kannur from Karnataka. As he developed symptoms like fever, he got admitted to a hospital in Mysuru.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government on Monday decided to purchase 1,000 ventilators from medical devices company Skanray Technologies, and five lakh Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

"One hospital in every district is dedicated to COVID-19 treatment. We have placed an order for 1000 ventilators. We have also ordered 10 lakh N90 mask, five lakh PPE testing kits, 15 lakh three-layer masks. Sanitizers and thermal scanners will also be purchased on-demand," said Sriramalu while addressing a press conference here.

The Karnataka Health Minister said that decision will also be taken to purchase lab testing kits and equipment.

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 415 after several fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country.

With inputs from Agency

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