Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 16 Highlights: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has tested positive for Covid-19 infection today and has been shifted to Manipal hospital, Chief Minister Office confirmed. According to a statement by CMO, Yediyurappa was taken to MS Ramaiah hospital for checkup since he was suffering from fever from yesterday. After his sample tested positive for Covid, he was immediately shifted to Manipal hospital for treatment.
He had tested positive last year in August and recovered.
Meanwhile Karnataka reported its sharpest single day spike of 14,738 fresh coronavirus cases and 66 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 11.09 lakh and the toll to 13,112, the Health department said on Thursday. The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 11,265 cases on Wednesday. The day also saw 3,591 patients getting discharged after recovery.
As of April 15 evening, cumulatively 11,09,650 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 13,112 deaths and 9,99,958 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 96,561 active cases, 96,006 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 555 are in ICU. (PTI)