Home / News / India /  Coronavirus: In Karnataka, 63-year old doctor among 10 confirmed cases

BENGALURU: The Karnataka health department on Tuesday said of the two fresh cases of COVID-19 in the state, one is a 63-year old doctor and the other a 20-year old woman from Bengaluru.

With the latest two, the state's tally of positive cases has touched 10.

The 63-year old had treated a patient from Kalaburagi, who later succumbed to the disease.

Around 50 primary contacts of the 63-year old have have been traced, including seven family members, the department said in a statement, adding that none has exhibited any symptom so far and all have been placed under home quarantine.

The 20-year old has been lodged in a medical facility and five primary contacts have been identified.

Of the 10 who have tested positive in the state, seven are from Bengaluru and the rest from Kalaburagi.

The Karnataka government has ordered shutdown of malls, theatres, marriages, schools and colleges, and has asked companies to extend work-from-home for their employees.

So far, India has reported 129 cases of COVID-19, with Maharashtra accounting for most at 39. Death toll has touched three, one each in Karnataka, Delhi, and Maharashtra.

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