One more dies, 69 new cases of Covid-19 in Karnataka, counts 1,056

BENGALURU: A 52-year-old man succumbed to the novel even when the highest single-day increase of 69 new positive cases was reported, bringing the state's count to 1,056, an official said Friday.

The deceased man who was a resident of the city of Chitaguppa in Bidar had died on Tuesday, but his test report on his positive status came on Friday. The deceased had a history of traveling to Hyderabad and also suffered from severe acute respiratory infection (SARI). Chitaguppa is 709 km north of Bangalore.

The new cases were reported from 5 p.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday, the health official said.

Of the 1,056 cases, 539 are still active, 480 patients have been discharged and another 36 have died.

In the past 24 hours, Covid's cases increased, Mandya, Hassan, and Udupi.

Of the new cases, 15 cases were reported, followed by Bengaluru Urban and Mandya 13 each, Hassan and Bidar 7 each, Udupi five, Kalaburagi 3, Chitradurga two and Kolar, Bagalkote, Uttara Kannada and Shivamogga one each.

The Kolar, Chitradurga, Hassan, Mandya and Shivamogga cases had a history of travel to Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

Except for one case with SARI, all the others from Dakshina Kannada and Hassan had a history of traveling to Dubai.

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All Bengaluru cases were contacts from previous cases, and 11 of them contracted the infection from a single patient.

A case of Bidar and Kalaburagi emerged from the containment areas.

Another 24-year-old Kalaburagi patient also suffers from influenza-like illness (ILI).

Among the new cases, 19 were contacts from the previous cases.

Of the new cases, 48 ​​were men and 21 women, including 10 patients over the age of 50, while 56 were under the age of 40, indicating an increased infection rate among youth.

Meanwhile, 'green areas' decreased by one in Karnataka to seven in the past 24 hours.

Kodagu, Rural Bengaluru, Raichur, Koppal, Chikkamagaluru, Ramanagara and Chamarajanagar are the green areas with zero active cases.

Of the 1,056 cases, 12 percent of the patients were elderly, 65 percent male, and 35 percent female, with a discharge rate of 45 percent.