12 new cases take Karnataka’s Coronavirus tally to 163

Bengaluru, April 6, 2020-

The widow and the brother of Karnataka’s fourth Covid-19 victim from Bagalkot had tested positive, along with 10 others, taking the number of coronavirus cases to 163, said an official here on Monday.

“Till date, 163 covid positive cases have been confirmed. This includes four deaths and 18 discharges,” said a health official.

The fourth victim’s widow, 54, and his brother, 58, have turned Covid-19 positive and designated as cases 161 and 162, respectively.

As many as 12 new cases have surfaced between Sunday 5 p.m. and Monday evening.

In the state, 136 Covid-19 patients, including a pregnant woman, are isolated at designated hospitals and are stable, except three — cases 43, 101 and 102 — who continue to be critical.

The other cases include a 32-year-old man from Bengaluru, primary contact of cases 43 and 44. He is Karnataka’s 152nd coronavirus positive case. A 62-year-old woman from Kerala, with travel history to Germany and a contact of cases 106 and 133, has emerged as the 153rd case.

A 20-year-old man from Mysuru, brother of 104th case, is the 154th case. A 37-year-old man from the same place with travel history to Delhi is the 155th case. Similarly, a 57-year-old man with the same background is the 156th case.

A 22-year-old man from the same place with similar travel history is the 157th case. Likewise, a 26-year-old man from Mysuru is the 158th case. A 32-year-old woman from the Mysuru pharmaceutical company is the 159th case, another new case originating from the same point. The state’s 160th case is a 35-year-old man from the same place with Dubai travel history.

On Monday alone, seven new cases emerged from Mysuru. Cases 161 and 162 are connected to the state’s fourth Covid-19 death in Bagalkot. The last case on Monday and the 163rd case is a 43-year-old Tablighi pilgrim from Bengaluru rural.

All of them have been admitted to designated hospitals across the state.

In Karnataka, 10 new dedicated Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-supported laboratories have been notified for testing coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Board of Wakf has advised all mosques not to allow public for Shab-e-Barat on Thursday during the lockout aimed at breaking the chain of Covid-19 contagion.

“No public shall be allowed to perform religious rituals in the qabrasthans or darghas and all the gates shall be kept closed,” said an official statement. All Waqf officers and District Waqf Advisory Committees in the state must adhere to the orders, it said.  (Agency)

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