Business News/ News / India/  Seven new cases in Karnataka, total Covid-19 positive cases at 83

Karnataka reported seven fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 83 that includes three casualties and five people who have recovered and been discharged.

“Till date, 83 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state which includes 3 deaths & 5 discharges," the state health department said in a statement.

Most of the cases detected on Sunday are from Nanjangud and Mysuru regions.

At least five of these persons who tested positive are from pharmaceutical companies in Nanjangud and one from Mysuru. The positive case from Mysuru is a contact of another pharmaceutical executive from the region, according to the state department.

“As per preliminary reports P 77 (patient ) to 81 work in the same pharmaceuticals company as P52," the health department clarified, attributing the source of the infection to a person from the company who tested positive two days ago.

Bengaluru continues to account for 41 out of the total 83 detected in the state while Mysuru and Chikaballapura account for eight each. The coastal districts of Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada accounts for seven each. Of this, the state government says that the majority of the cases detected in Dakshina Kannada are transit passengers from neighbouring Kerala.

Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa on Sunday called for an all party meeting in Bengaluru in which several decisions were taken. In a statement, the government said that they would make arrangements to shift Kannadigas in Goa and other places to their respective villages.

Yediyurappa also told the opposition that there was no shortage of testing kits, masks and medicines and also that the government had decided to provide life cover to police and civil workers.

The state health department also said that it had started 31 fever clinics across 28 constituencies in Bengaluru. It added that 17 hotels have been identified by the city’s civic body to quarantine who are high risk asymptomatic primary contacts of positive patients.

The state health department has tested a total of 3170 people of which 2874 have tested negative.

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Updated: 29 Mar 2020, 07:45 PM IST
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