Home / News / India /  Coronavirus update: Two test positive in Punjab, Karnataka; count climbs to 45

India reported two new cases of coronavirus cases which takes the total toll to 45 till now. The two new cases have been reported from Bengaluru and Punjab.

Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said, “A Bengaluru resident tests positive for Coronavirus. The person has travel history to the USA". “The condition of the person who has tested positive for Coronavirus is stable," he further added.

The software engineer had travelled from Austin, Texas on 28 February through New York and then to Dubai, before landing in Bengaluru on 1 March. His wife and daughter are currently lodged in a health facility in the city.

One of his colleagues has also been admitted to the the hospital for displaying similar symptoms.

Meanwhile a man who returned from Italy confirmed positive for coronavirus in Punjab, first case in state according to an official

A Hoshiarpur resident, who returned from Italy last week, has been tested positive for coronavirus afflictions, becoming the first such case in Punjab.

"The man who returned to Amritsar by an Air India flight from Milan in Italy has tested positive for coronavirus. He had landed at Amritsar International Airport via Delhi on March 4 along with his two other family members," Punjab Principal Secretary (Health) Anurag Aggarwal said.

Earlier, 5 cases from Kerala reported yesterday are 3 family members with travel history to Italy and 2 of their relatives who came in contact with them. The family is reported to have visited relatives and attended few functions and their contacts are being traced as we speak.

43 samples have tested positive out of the 3,003 samples tested for COVID-19 with 2,694 samples having returned negative results.

Till date, a total of 9,41,717 international passengers from 8,827 flights have been screened at airports till now with 54 passengers being referred to IDSP/ hospitals.

To meet the increasing demand and convenient screening of passengers, manpower deployed at airports have been substantially increased. There are now 286 doctors, 160 nurses and 295 paramedics stationed at airports across the country.

With Inputs from Agencies

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