Bengaluru: A 55-year-old woman from Bengaluru Rural became the 43rd COVID-19 casualty in Karnataka as the state reported 69 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of infections to 2,158, the health department said on Monday.
 
With 43 deaths and 680 discharges, there are 1,433 active corona cases in the state, the department said in its mid-day bulletin.

The deceased woman was diagnosed with severe acute respiratory infection and was admitted to a designated hospital on May 19 and died due to ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) on May 24, it said.

According to the bulletin, 26 patients, who have recovered, have been discharged on Monday.

Of the fresh cases, 51 are returnees from Maharashtra, 2 from Tamil Nadu, 1 each from Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, while 4 cases are with history of international travel- 2 from UAE and 1 each from Muscat and UK.

Others include 8, who are contacts of patients who have already tested positive, 1 from a containment zone in Bengaluru and 1 patient whose contact history is under tracing.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Udupi accounted for 16, followed by 15 from Yadgir, Kalaburagi 14, Bengaluru Urban 6; 3 each from Dakshina Kannada, Ballari and Dharwad, 2 each from Mandya and Kolar, and 1 each from Belagavi, Bidar, Ramanagara, Tumakuru and Vijayapura.