Domestic returnees, contacts raise Karnataka coronavirus tally to 4,320

Bengaluru, Jun 5 (IANS): Domestic travel returnees and a good number of contacts of earlier cases were among the 257 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the states tally to 4,320, an official said on Friday.

"A total of 257 new cases have been reported from Wednesday 5 p.m. to Thursday 5 p.m.," said a health official. Four patients died of the virus on Thursday, two from Bengaluru Urban and one each from Gadag and Davangere.

Of the new cases, domestic returnees constituted 158 and contacts of earlier cases 94, a big number after many days. Like everyday, returnees from Maharashtra were the highest, numbering 149.

In the past 24 hours, number of cases spiked in Udupi, Bengaluru Urban, Raichur, Mandya, Belagavi, Hassan and Davangere.

Udupi led the tally with 92 cases, followed by Raichur (88), Mandya and Hassan (15 each), Davangere (13), Belagavi (12), Bengaluru Urban (9), Dakshina Kannada (4), Chikkaballapura and Gadag (2 each), and Mysuru, Vijayapura, Ballari, Tumkur and Haveri (1 each).

Of the new cases, 174 are men and 83 women, including 27 children below 10 years of age. On a positive note, 106 patients got discharged on Thursday.

In the past 24 hours, Karnataka has tested 12,268 persons, of which 11,468 reports returned negative. In total, 3.4 lakh samples have been tested so far, of which 3.3 lakh have returned negative.

Across the state, there are 2,651 active cases, while 1,610 people have been discharged and 57 havve succumbed to the dreaded virus so far.

Currently, Udupi is leading the state's Covid burden with 481 active cases, followed by Kalaburagi (375), Raichur (318) and Yadgir (271).

Bengaluru Urban has so far accounted for 13 deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (7), Davangere and Dakshina Kannada (6 each) and Vijayapura and Bidar (5 each), among others.





Comment on this article

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Ban people from Maharashtra entering Karnataka ...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Expatriates especially from the middle east regions and locals who had migrated to other states for survival, are forced to flee back home... The fear of transmitting this Covid19 virus and job loss, with almost NIL source of employment, has made the scenario volatile and dismal !!! Does the state has the capacity to isolate, treat the infected and provide livelihood to it's sons and daughters of our soil ????

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Flow of water, people and desires can be controlled temporarily by means of force, but someday its bound to rebound with irresistible force, it's natures law!

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Just live with this virus, if you fart and go to the hospital, the doctors will call it a serious Virus, so my advice don't check anything. This thing is going to remain another five years.

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