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Biggest spike of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka so far; tally at 750

45 fresh coronavirus cases surface on Friday; Covid-19 cases remain static at 7 in Mysuru

Health News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, May 8:- Karnataka saw the biggest spike of Covid-19 cases so far on Friday with 30 deaths and 371 cured / discharged.

The state reported 45 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, giving a big headache to the state administration that is battling the outbreak of the infection on war-footing. In Mysuru, the Covid-19 cases is static at 7.

The Yediyurappa government has written to Centre to retain the ‘Red Zone’ tag for the districts which have successfully flattened the virus curve or have few cases to be cured, fearing that the lockdown relaxation will increase the number of coronavirus positive cases.

Of the 45 cases, 24 are women, a 5-month-old toddler, 3-year-old girl child and 6 children below 10 years of age who tested positive. Four children tested positive in Bhatkal.

Out of the 45 cases, three districts have registered big spike in cases – Belagavi (11), Davanagere (14), Uttara Kannada (12). The other districts which reported fresh cases are Bengaluru Urban (7) and Ballari – one.

With regard to Davangere cases, the virus spread through two contacts P-533 and P-556, in Bhatkal all the cases which were reported today were attributed to one single source P-659.

A 23-year-old man (P-706) and a 35-year-old woman (P-707) are from Bengaluru Urban; the authorities are trying to trace the contact. P-708 is a 22-year-old man, P-709 is a 19-year-old man, P-710 is a 40-year-old man and P-711 is a 25-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban who contracted the virus through P-653.

Patient 712 is a 37-year-old woman from Ballari and her contact tracing is in progress; from 11 patients from 713 to 723 belong to Belagavi and they are a 58-year-old man (713) who is a contact of P-485 and P-483, 30-year-old woman (714) is a contact of P-552, 20-year-old man (715) is a contact of P-485 and P-496, 16-year-old girl (716) is a contact of P-552, 21-year-old woman (717), 45-year-old man (718) and 26-year-old man (719); all these persons contracted the virus from P-547. A 38-year-old woman (720) is a contact of P-548, 20-year-old woman (721) is a contact of P-547, 23-year-old man (722) is a contact of P-539 and P-552 and 20-year-old man (723) from Belagavi is a contact of P-575.

Patients from 724 to 737 are from Davangere. P-724 is a 10-year-old boy, P-725 is a 20-year-old man, P-726 is a 18-year-old woman and P-727 is a 27-year-old woman who tested positive after coming in contact with P-556.

Patient 728 is a 18-year-old woman, P-729 is a 6-year-old boy, P-730 is a 9-year-old boy, P-731 is a 36-year-old man, P-732 is a 32-year-old woman, P-733 is a 3-year-old girl child, P-734 is a 48-year-old man, P-735 is a 13-year-old girl, P-736 is a 8-year-old boy, P-737 is a 38-year-old woman, all these persons are contact of P-533.

Patient 738 is a 34-year-old woman from Bengaluru Urban and her contact tracing is underway.

A 25-year-old woman (739), 18-year-old woman (740), 11-year-old girl (741), 39-year-old woman (742), 33-year-old man (743), 75-year-old woman (744), 12-year-old girl (745), 83-year-old man (746), 5-month old girl (747), 3-year-old girl (748), 60-year-old man (749) and 22-year-old woman belong to Bhatkal in Dakshina Kannada who  contracted the novel coronavirus through contact P-659. (NAV)

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