Karnataka: 196 people including a 4-month-old baby test positive for COVID-19

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Karnataka: 196 people including a 4-month-old baby test positive for COVID-19


Mirror Online|Updated: May 23, 2020, 13:59 IST

Karnataka: 196 people including a 4-month-old baby test positive for COVID-19

BBMP workers seen sanitising shops and street and market. Photo: BCCL

Karnataka

state continues to witness a huge number of

COVID-19

cases with 196 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours.

This is the highest single-day spike the state has reported. With one more death case, the toll now stands at 42.

A 32-year-old male resident of

Bengaluru

Urban with complaints of breathing difficulty, having comorbid conditions and being emaciated, died due to a cardiac arrest.

The new cases include at least 30 minors including a four-month-old baby.

A maximum of the new patients are from

Yadgiri

,

Mandya

,

Chikballapura

,

Raichur

and

Gadag

areas.

179 out of 196 cases are those who have returned from other states. Most of them have returned to Karnataka from Maharashtra.

While the rest are from containment zones and contacts of those who tested positive.

So far, there are 1297 active cases, while 598 have been discharged after recovering.

Meanwhile, two days before the resumption of domestic air travel, Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) said that the passengers arriving from six states with the highest COVID-19 tally would be required to undergo a seven-day ‘institutional quarantine’ which will be followed by home quarantine.

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