Karnataka Coronavirus cases rise to 38 after 5 more test positive

Five more people, including a woman from Bengaluru tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday morning, raising the total cases to 38 in Karnataka, an official said.

"Between 2 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, five more new cases have been confirmed in the state," a health official told IANS.

Among the five new cases, three are men and two women.

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A 32-year-old man from Kasargod, Kerala with travel history to Dubai arrived in Mangaluru on March 20 and tested positive for coronavirus as the 34th case in the state.

"The case is directly quarantined and isolated from the airport to the designated hospital in Mangaluru," said an official statement.

A 40-year-old Uttara Kannada district resident with travel history to Dubai returned to India on March 21 to emerge as the 35th case. He is currently being treated at a designated hospital in the district.

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Similarly, a 65-year-old man from the same district travelled to Dubai and returned to India via Mumbai on March 18. He took a train to Uttara Kannada and tested positive as the 36th case.

He is undergoing treatment at a designated hospital in the district.

Karnataka's 37th case is a 56-year-old woman from Chikkaballapura. She was a family member and a fellow passenger of the 19th case and 22nd cases with travel history to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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She returned to Chikkaballapur via Hyderabad and is isolated in designated hospital in Chikkaballapura.

The final case from Tuesday morning and 38th case in the state is a 56-year-old Bengaluru resident, a contact of the 13th case who is currently isolated in a city hospital.

"Out of 38 cases detected and confirmed in Karnataka so far three cases are transit passengers of Kerala who have landed in airports in Karnataka. The details of their itinerary after arriving in Karnataka will be provided," said the statement.

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--IANS

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