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Coronavirus: 3 more fresh cases reported in Karnataka, taking total virus count to 10

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Coronavirus: 3 more fresh cases reported in Karnataka, taking total virus count to 10
Bengaluru, First Published Mar 17, 2020, 10:04 AM IST
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Bengaluru: Karnataka's health department has reported three new cases of the coronavirus taking the total number of patients in the state to 10.

One of the two new patients is a 20-year-old woman, who has a travel history to the United Kingdom. The other, a 60-year-old, is a contact of another senior citizen who died recently of Covid-19 in Kalaburagi. 

A 32-year-old male techie from Bengaluru is the third, who tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted at KC General Hospital in Malleswaram. He was the co-passenger of the state's fourth patient, who travelled from USA via London on March 8.

"He was home quarantined and did not show symptoms until March 14, when he went for testing and was found positive. He has two primary contacts, a wife and a maid. Preventive measures are being taken to trace his other secondary contacts," said medical education minister K Sudhakar on Monday, in a press meet.

Health minister B Sriramulu tweeted this morning and wrote, “We have got 2 more #COVID2019 cases in Karnataka taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10. 20 yr old female who travelled from UK is tested positive & another contact of P6 (kalburgi deceased patient) is tested positive. Both are admitted in designated isolation hospital.” 


India has over 126 Covid-19 cases, including two people who have died and 13 who have been discharged, according to a tally published by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. 

The Union health ministry also said fresh coronavirus cases were also reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Kerala.

Declared a "controllable" pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus disease has killed over 7,000 people and infected 1,79,057 people worldwide. 

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