The Indian Express
Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: Two more deaths in state; Ramangara reports first coronavirus case
Karnataka reported 93 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total tally to 2,182, of which 705 have recovered while 17 patients are in the ICU.by Darshan Devaiah BP
Two more people died in Karnataka due to covid-19 on Monday, which takes the total number of deaths in the state to 44.
According to the media bulletin by the Karnataka health department, a 55-year-old woman, a resident of Bengaluru Rural, was admitted to hospital on May 19 and died due to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on Saturday.
A 43-year-old man, a resident of Dakshina Kannada suffering from liver cirrhosis, was admitted to a hospital in Dakshina Kannada on May 23 and died on the same day. “The lab report on Monday confirmed that he was Covid-19 positive,” added the bulletin.
Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 93 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total tally to 2,182, of which 705 have recovered while 17 patients are in ICU.
Ramanagara reports its first Covid-19 case
On Monday, a green zone district, Ramanagara, reported its first Covid-19 case. Ramangara was one of two districts in Karnataka free from Covid-19 thus far. Now, Chamarajanagar district is the only one with no cases.
Among the people to test positive in the state Monday was a two-year-old boy who had returned from Tamil Nadu Thirty-two new Covid-19 cases were reported in Udupi, 16 from Kalaburagi, 15 in Yadgir, six in Bengaluru urban, while Ballari, Dharwad, and Dakshina Kannada reported three cases each. Mandya, Belagavi, Hassan, Vijayapura, Uttara Kannada, Kolara, and Tumakuru also reported Covid-19 cases on Monday.
Karnataka doubles Covid-19 tests
According to Karnataka Minister for Medical Education Dr. K Sudhakar, the state has doubled the number of Covid-19 tests from one lakh to two lakh.
Congratulating doctors and lab technicians, Sudhakar tweeted, “After clocking one lakh tests on May 8, we have doubled the number of tests in just 16 days. As of this morning, we conducted 2.03 lakh tests across our 57 ICMR COVID-19 testing labs. I congratulate doctors & lab technicians on this achievement.”
Policeman tests positive for Covid-19 in Dakshina Kannada
A police personnel tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday in Vittal town in Dakshina Kannada district. The infected policeman has been admitted to Wenlock Hospital and is suspected to have contracted the virus from someone who had returned to Tamil Nadu from another state, and visited the police station before being quarantined.
Dakshina Kannada SP Lakshmi Prasad issued orders to seal the Vittal police station for 48 hours.