With 36 cases, Karnataka reports highest single-day raise in cases

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on April 16, 2020 Published on April 16, 2020

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Jubilant Generics’ raw material tests negative for Covid-19 virus

Karnataka with 36 new Coronavirus confirmed cases, witnessed the highest single-day rise - taking the total number of positive cases to 315. The day also saw a 66-year man, who was on ventilator support for five days, died - taking the total number of deaths to 13.

The biggest rise in positive cases were from North Karnataka districts adjoining Maharashtra - Belagavi (17 cases), Vijayapura (seven cases) and Kalaburgi (three case). While other cases were from Bengaluru-BBMP (four cases), Mysuru (three cases), Gadag and Bengaluru urban one case each.

Of the 36 positive cases reported, five are children below 16 years and six are senior citizens. While majority of them have come in contact with positive patients, some of the patients who have a history of domestic travel have also been tested positive.

According to the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department’s bulletin, a 66 year male patient from Bengaluru, a Covid-19 positive was referred from a private hospital to Victoria hospital. He was on ventilator support since April 10 and died on April 15.

Jubilant Life Sciences

Jubilant Life Sciences in a press statement said that no traces of Covid-19 virus were found in the imported raw material sampled from Nanjangud facility of its subsidiary - Jubilant Generics Ltd.

Raw Material (imported from China) tested negative for Covid-19 virus by National Institute of Virology, Pune as announced by the authorities of Karnataka government.

“It is unfortunate that a wrong perception was created in public and media about the raw material imported from China.” Additionally, the company clarified that Patient P52 did not travel to China or on any overseas trip in the last six months. Further, none of the employees tested positive so far travelled overseas in the last six months.


District-wise cases is as follows: Bagalakote -14 cases (death 1), Ballari - 6 cases, Belagavi – 36 cases (death 1), Bengaluru Rural -12 cases, Bengaluru Urban – 76 cases (discharged 35 cases, death 3), Bidar – 13 cases, Chikkaballapura – 13 cases (dischaged 8, death 2), Chitradurga - one case, Dakshina Kannada – 11 cases (dischaged 8), Davangere – 2 cases (discharged 2), Dharwad – 6 cases (dischaged 1), Gadag – 2 cases (death 1), Kalaburgi – 20 cases (discharged 3, death 3), Kodagu 1 case, Mandya – 8 cases, Mysuru – 61 cases (discharged 12 cases), Tumukuru – 2 cases (discharged 1, death1), Udupi – 3 cases (dischaged 2), Uttara Kannada – 11 cases (dischaged 8 ), Vijayapura – 17 cases (death 1).

Mobile labs

As a precautionary measure, Karnataka’s Minority welfare department, Waqf and Hajj has issued Government Order for suspension of congressional prayers ( Salat) and guidelines for Ramadan in The Masajid/Darghs due to Covid-19 upto May 3.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa launched a mobile Covid-19 Testing Kiosk for the swift collection and testing of infection in identified clusters or hotspots. The mobile testing kiosk eradicates the need for at-risk persons to visit the nearest hospital or clinic and helps in effective implementation of social distancing norms during collection and testing of samples.


Published on April 16, 2020

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