COVID-19: Toll rises to 11 in K'taka; 17 new cases reported
Bengaluru, Apr 15 () A 65 year-old man fromChikkaballapur, became the eleventh COVID-19 related fatalityin Karnataka, where 17 new positive cases have been confirmed,taking the total number of infections in the state to 277, thehealth department said on Wednesday.
The elderly patient was referred from a private hospitalhere to a COVID-19 designated hospital April 13 with complaintof H1N1 positive, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease withobstructive sleep apnea and history of uncontrolled diabetesmellitus, hypertension, the department said in its mid-daysituation update.
He expired early this morning, it said.
Earlier confirming the man's death, Health MinisterSriramulu in a tweet said, the body is at Bengaluru's VictoriaHospital, and the department was preparing for last rites asper the central government rules.
According to the department, 17 new positive cases havebeen reported from last evening to this noon in the state.
"Till date 277 COVID-19 positive cases have beenconfirmed. This includes 11 deaths and 75 discharges," itsaid.
Among 17 new cases- 9 are pharma company workers atNanjanagudu in Mysuru, a police man on duty at a Madrassa inMudhol, Bagalkote district .Four (two from Vijayapura and one each from Bagalkote andBengaluru) are contacts of patients earlier tested positive,two (one from Mysuru and the other from from Ananthpur, who isin Bengaluru) are with the history of Severe Acute RespiratoryInfection (SARI), and one from Kalaburagi with Influenza LikeIllness (ILI). KSUROH ROH
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