Big spurt in Covid-19 confirmed cases in Karnataka, tally reaches 692

Health News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, May 6:- With a big spurt in Covid-19 positive cases in Karnataka on Wednesday, the tally reaches 692.

As many as 19 fresh cases were reported from across the state on Wednesday.

According to morning media bulletin of the Health and Family Welfare Service Department, Government of Karnataka, the state confirmed a total of 692 cases with 29 fatalities and 345 cured/discharged as on Wednesday (May 6).

Of the 19 cases, 13 were reported from Badami, Bagalkote, except one in all the cases the source of the virus was traced to P-607, Dakshina Kannada – three, Bengaluru Urban – two and Kalaburagi – one.

Patient 674, 675 are from Dakshina Kannada and they are a 11-year-old girl and 35-year-old woman who contracted the virus from P-536 and P-676 also from Bhantwal in Dakshina Kannada who is a 16-year-old girl, a contact of P-390.

40 year-old woman (P-677) and 25-year-old man (P-678) are from Bengaluru Urban, both had contracted the virus from P-654, while P-679 is a 52-year-old man from Kalaburagi, a contact of P-610.

From P-680 to P-692 from Badami, Bagalkote. P-680 is 18-year-old girl having the history of Influenza Like Illness (ILI), all other confirmed cases a source of P-607.

45-year-old man (P-681), 55-year-old woman (P-682), 26-year-old man (P-683), 47-year-old man (P-684), 30-year-old woman (P-685), 15-year-old boy (P-686), 40-year-old woman (P-687), 23-year-old man (P-688), 10-year-old boy (P-689), 32-year-old man (P-690), 30-year-old man (P-691) and 16-year-old girl (P-692) from Bagalkote district has tested positive after coming in contact with P-607.

On Tuesday, Minister S Suresh Kumar, who is spokesperson for COVID-19 in Karnataka, informed that the average compounded daily growth rate of positive coronavirus cases during the last five days in Karnataka was below the national average during the same period.

“In March, Karnataka was in third place, now in 13th place…the average compounded daily growth rate of positive cases during the last five days shows- the national average at 5.97 per cent, while Karnataka’s is 3.13 per cent,” Kumar told reporters.

Briefing about the statistics, Kumar said that most number of infections have been reported in Bengaluru urban with 153 cases, followed by Mysuru 88 and Belagavi 71. Out of total 331 patients discharged so far maximum 80 are from Mysuru, 75 from Bengaluru urban, 26 from Belagavi.

A total of 83,806 samples were tested so far, out of which 4,613 were tested on Tuesday alone.

So far 78,860 samples have reported as negative, and out of them 4,196 were reported negative on Tuesday. (NAV)

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