Karnataka on Thursday reported second COVID-19 death and four more positive cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 55.
A 70-year old woman, resident of Chikkaballapura district with travel history to Mecca, succumbed to the deadly virus.
Among the new cases, a 35-year old man, with no recent foreign travel history or contact history, has sparked fears of community transmission in the state.
“As per present history the case has no travel history and contact history, however, he was with quality assurance section of a pharmaceutical company in Nanjangud and has been in contact with many health care professionals," the Karnataka state health department said in a statement.
He is currently admitted to a hospital in Mysuru.
Karnataka on Wednesday, reported 10 fresh cases of COVID-19.
Another 64-year old person of French origin who is a resident of Anantapura in AndhraPradesh, has been tested positive. He arrived on 1 March and travelled within the country before landing at Bengaluru on 21 March, according to the state health department.
The state government has issued orders allowing Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs) to practice tele-medicine consultation with certain restrictions.