Travellers push coronavirus positive cases in Karnataka

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The total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka rose to 2,282 after 100 new cases have been confirmed till noon on Tuesday, May 26, according to the state health department.

A total of 722 have so far recovered and have been discharged, while 44 people have died. With this, there are 1,517 active coronavirus cases in the state.

Out of the 100 new cases, as many 80 people who tested positive are with travel history. While 46 returned from high Covid-prevalent Maharashtra, 21 are returnees from Tamil Nadu and 13 from Jharkhand. The positive cases also included three with international travel history. They came from Qatar.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Chitradurga accounted for the highest of 20, followed by Yadagiri (14), Belagavi and Hassana (13 each), Davanagere (11), Bidar (10), Vijayapura (5), Dakshina Kannada and Udupi (3 each), Kolara and Bengaluru Urban (2 each), Bagalakote, Chikkaballapur, Koppal, Ballari (1 each), said an India TV news report.

The state government has meanwhile exempted passengers arriving in the state with latest lab reports certifying them to be coronavirus negative from institutional quarantine. Such passengers can straight away go home if they show a report from an ICMR-approved lab stating they are Covid negative. However, it should not be older than two days.

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