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Coronavirus: Congress MLA PT Parameshwar Naik tests positive, Karnataka caseload breaches 50,000

On Thursday, Bengaluru reported 2,344 cases, raising its tally to 25,288, out of which 18,828 are active.

Coronavirus Congress MLA PT Parameshwar Naik tests positive, Karnataka caseload breaches 50,000
Bengaluru, First Published Jul 17, 2020, 11:59 AM IST
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Bengaluru: Congress MLA PT Parameshwar Naik from Huvina Hadagali constituency in Bellary district tested positive for COVID-19.

According to district health department officials, Parameshwar Naik had developed symptoms a few days back. He was subjected to COVID-19 test at a hospital in Harapanahalli. On Thursday, his report came back positive. Naik’s house at Harapanahalli has been sealed.

Recently, MLA and tourism minister C T Ravi, Bharat Shetty MLA Mangaluru North, Ranganath MLA of Kunigal, Sharath Bachegowda MLA of Hoskote, Rajkumar Patil Telkur MLA of Sedam, Ajay Singh MLA of Jewargi, Prasad Abbayya MLA of Hubballi-Dharwad East and MLCs Bhojegowda and MK Pranesh and actor-turned-politician MP of Mandya, Sumalatha Ambareesh tested positive for COVID-19.

With 4,169 new COVID-19 infections, Karnataka on Thursday crossed the 50,000 mark and reported 104 deaths. The death toll crossed 1,000-mark.

The number of active cases also breached the 30,000 mark with 30,655 active cases. There have been 19,729 discharges so far. 539 patients are in the ICU with Bengaluru alone accounting for 317 patients needing intensive care.

Dakshina Kannada reported 238 new cases. 176 in Dharwad, 144 in Vijayapura, 130 in Mysuru, 123 in Kalaburagi, 113 in Udupi and 101 in Raichur were among the worst affected.

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