Two more positive coronavirus cases reported from Karnataka, tally now 13

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka health department on Wednesday confirmed two new cases of COVID-19. With this, 13 people have been infected with novel coronavirus in the state.

 

The two fresh cases include a 56- year-old man with a travel history to the US, while the second person is a 25-year-old woman with a travel history to Spain.

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu confirmed the same in a tweet on Wednesday.

“2 more #Covid19 case has been registered in Bangalore today, taking the total infected cases to 13. 56yr old male, resident of Bangalore returned from USA on 6th March. Another, 25 yr old female, who has returned from Spain. Both are admitted in designated isolated hospital”.

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.

Earlier today, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held an emergency Cabinet meeting to take stock of the situation in the state. 

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

According to the health ministry, India's total number stands at 147. Globally, the number of cases has reached 199,475, and there have been over 8,009 reported deaths across 157 countries.

 

With inputs from Agency

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