Total Covid cases crosses 1,000 mark in Karnataka

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on May 15, 2020

Travel history to Dubai, Chennai & secondary contact from P No 653 rocks state

Karnataka reports single day highest of 69 new cases and states total tally stands at 1056 cases, it included 37 (one non-Covid) deaths and 480 discharges.

As per the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department’s bulletin, out of the remaining 539 cases, 528 are positive case patients who are in isolation at designated hospitals and their condition are stable and 11 patients are in ICU.

Patient No 1041, a 52 years male resident of Chitaguppa town in Bidar, with travel history to Hyderabad and presented with SARI, died on May 12 at a designated hospital in Bidar. Tested positive for Covid- 19 on May 15.

Today’s new positive cases are related to travel history from Dubai, Chennai and from secondary contact from patient No 653.

Dakshina Kannada saw day’s highest at 16 new cases and while the neighbouring district Udupi saw 5 cases both related to international travel history from Dubai.

Mandya district witnessed 13 new cases and Hassan – 7 cases both districts saw travel history to Mumbai, Maharashtra cases.

While Bengaluru Urban was rocked by 13 new cases mainly from secondary contact from patient No 653 and 911. Districts of Chitradurga – 2 cases and Kolar -1 saw new cases linked to travel history from Chennai.

The other district which saw new cases: Bidar – 7 cases, Kalaburgi – 3 cases Shivamogga, Bagalkote, Uttara Kannada – 1 case each.


Health and Family Welfare Department and Medical Education Department said it plans to initiate ‘Rapid appraisal of District level Preparedness and performance of health system regarding management of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka’.

The department also issued advisory for performing marriages and events. As per the advisory, necessary prior permission for the event, travel passes shall be obtained from local authorities. The marriage event shall allow a maximum number of guests of not more than 50. The event shall be conducted in a suitable public place with good natural ventilation (no air condition). Person from containment zone shall not be allowed to attend the event. Persons more than 65 years of age, pregnant women and children bellow 10 years are not permitted to attend the event. All persons are to wear masks, maintain social distance of one meter and consumption of liquor, paan, gutkha, tobacco and spitting is not allowed at the venue.


Published on May 15, 2020

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