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K'taka COVID-19 crosses 2,000 mark with 130 new cases (Ld)

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Bengaluru | Monday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
With 130 new positive cases, Karnataka's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,089-mark, while 46 were discharged from hospitals taking the number of cured persons to 654, said an official, here on Sunday.

"The total number of COVID-19 cases across the state is 2,089, with 130 more testing positive during the past 24 hours," said a state health official.

The number of active cases in the state is 1,391 and COVID-19 deaths 42, including two for non-COVID cause.

No death was reported during the last 24 hours in the southern state.

Of the 46 discharged, 20 were in Uttara Kannada district, 18 in Davangere, four in Chitradurga, three in Bagalkote and one in Haveri across the state.

A significant proportion of the new cases comprise women and children. The new cases on Sunday include 57 women and 28 children below 20 years.

"Of the new cases, 100 are returnees from Maharashtra, the worst affected Covid-hit state in the country, with 47,190 cases till Saturday," said the official.

Among the 30 Karnataka districts, Chikkaballapura recorded the highest cases with 27 new cases, followed by Yadigir (24), Udupi (23), Mandya (15) and Hassan (14).

Chikkaballapura, about 70 km northeast of Bengaluru, is the home district of Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar, a doctor by profession, who is spearheading the fight against the pandemic.

From a total of 749 foreign returnees who were tested at the airport on landing on Saturday, 214 are from Jakarta in Indonesia, 148 from Singapore, 207 from Melbourne in Australia and 180 from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

With 10,117 people tested on Sunday across the state, 9,851 were found negative and 130 positive.

So far, 2,06,313 tests have been conducted since March 10 in the state, with 2,01,978 reported negative and 2,080 positive.

On Saturday, the state's tally shot up to 1,959 due to 196 new cases, the highest single-day rise, with 195 of them crossing over from Maharashtra through the inter-state border, which has been opened up as part of partial relaxation of the extended lockdown.

--IANS fb/rt

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2020-05-24-19:45:18 (IANS)

 
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