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Coronavirus: Karnataka reports youngest COVID-19 fatality

A 17-year-old girl from Kalaburagi who was receiving treatment succumbed to the infection on Tuesday making her the youngest in the state to die to coronavirus

Coronavirus Karnataka reports youngest COVID-19 fatality
Bengaluru, First Published Jun 10, 2020, 8:31 AM IST
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Bengaluru: Karnataka on Tuesday reported 161 new cases of COVID-19 and two fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 5,921 and the death toll to 66, the health department said. All 30 districts in the state now have COVID-19 infections, with Chamarajanagara that had remained coronavirus free so far, reporting its first case ON Tuesday.

Out of 161 new cases reported, 91 are returnees from other states, majority from neighbouring Maharashtra, while 24 are those who have returned from other countries.

As of June 9 evening, cumulatively 5,921 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 66 deaths and 2,605 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.

It said, out of 3,248 active cases, 3,236 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 12 are in ICU.

According to the bulletin,164 patients were discharged on Tuesday.

The two dead include- a 65-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban, and a 17-year old girl from Kalaburagi.

With the death of a 17-year-old female patient in Kalaburagi linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Karnataka reported the youngest fatality due to the same.

According to the Department of health and family welfare services, the deceased (P-5900) was suffering from fever, headache and breathlessness when she was admitted to a designated hospital on June 4. "A known case of demyelinating disorder, she died in a designated hospital in Kalaburagi on June 4. However, her samples tested positive for COVID-19 today (June 9)," officials confirmed.

Further, another patient (P-4316) succumbed to the infection in Bengaluru taking the death toll in Karnataka to 66.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Yadgir accounted for 61 cases, followed by Bengaluru urban 29, Dakshina Kannada 23, Kalaburagi 10, Bidar 9, Davangere 8, Koppal 6, Shivamogga 4, two each from Vijayapura, Chikkaballapura, Mysuru and Dharwad, and one each from Bagalkot, Tumakuru and Chamarajanagar.

Udupi district tops the list of positive cases with 947 infections, followed by Kalaburagi 769 and Yadgir 642.

Among discharges, Bengaluru urban tops the list with 298 discharges, followed by Mandya 236 and Udupi 234.

A total of 4,00,257 samples were tested so far, out of which 7,036 were tested on Tuesday alone.

According to the bulletin, 3,87,027 samples have been reported negative, and out of them 6,397 were reported negative on Tuesday.

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