Two more positive coronavirus cases reported from Karnataka, tally now 10

South India

BENGALURU: The Karnataka health department on Tuesday confirmed two new cases of COVID-19. With this, 10 people have been infected with novel coronavirus in the state.


The two fresh cases include a 20- year-old woman with a travel history to the United Kingdom and a person who came into contact with the 76-year-old man from Kalburgi, who died last week from the infection.

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu confirmed the same in a tweet posted on Tuesday morning.

"We have got 2 more COVID2019 cases in Karnataka taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10. 20 yr old female who travelled from the UK is tested positive and another contact of P6 (Kalburgi deceased patient) is tested positive. Both are admitted in the designated isolation hospital," Sriramulu tweeted.

Earlier, Karnataka had reported its first death due to coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia, and his sample has been confirmed for COVID19.

After that, a 68-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died due to co-morbidity, diabetics and hypertension at a Delhi hospital.

So far, two deaths due to the lethal infection have been reported in the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said that nearly 14,000 people were infected with the novel coronavirus globally over the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases above 167,500. 

India has also started evacuating its citizens from other countries after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and said that Europe is the new epicentre of the lethal virus.

As per the WHO reports, a total of 167,511 cases have been confirmed worldwide, with 13,903 new ones over the past 24 hours. At the same time, the global death toll rose by 862 to 6,606. 

Cases of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has been reported in over 130 countries, including India, where over 110 people have been infected.


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