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Four more COVID-19 deaths in Karnataka, toll rises to 10

Incidentally, the deceased from Kalaburagi is the youngest who succumbed to the coronavirus infection in the state as all other deaths recorded so far were of patients aged 60 and above.

Written by Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru |
Updated: April 14, 2020 9:21:08 pm
Sixteen new cases threaten Haryana’s hopes to relax lockdown curbs in ‘green zones’ The first fatality due to the pandemic in India was also reported from Kalaburagi on March 10 when a 76-year-old man died “due to co-morbidities”. (Representational Image)

The death toll due to COVID-19 in Karnataka rose to ten on Tuesday as four more deaths were recorded in the state. While two among the deceased were from Bengaluru, one death each was reported from Kalaburagi and Vijayapura districts.

Identified as P 205 as per the coronavirus-related records by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, the resident of Kalaburagi town aged 55 and was suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI). “He was admitted to ESIC, Kalaburagi where he was being treated from April 10,” officials said. Follow Coronavirus India LIVE UPDATES

The other death reported in Bengaluru is of a 76-year-old male resident of the city. According to the health bulletin, the patient (P 219) was admitted to a private hospital in the city on Sunday (April 12), also diagnosed with SARI due to which the patient succumbed to death.

Incidentally, the deceased from Kalaburagi is the youngest who succumbed to the coronavirus infection in the state as all other deaths recorded so far were of patients aged 60 and above. With this, the death toll in Kalaburagi alone has risen to three. The first fatality due to the pandemic in India was also reported from Kalaburagi on March 10 when a 76-year-old man died “due to co-morbidities”.

Later on April 8, another man aged 65 succumbed to SARI in Kalaburagi after which the government initiated action against a private hospital for late reference of the patient to the state-run medical facility.

The second death recorded on Monday was of a man aged 65 who was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bengaluru on Sunday. “His test result is positive for COVID-19,” an official statement mentioned.

This is the second death reported from capital city Bengaluru as another fatality recorded on March 25 also took place in the same facility. According to Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, the 70-year-old female patient had a travel history to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The deceased was a resident of Gauribidanur in Chikkaballapura.

The third death was reported in Vijayapura where a 69-year-old man succumbed to the coronavirus. The patient’s wife, 60, had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the same hospital in Vijayapura on Monday. She was diagnosed with SARI.

Incidentally, the 60-year-old female was the first to have infected by the novel coronavirus in Vijayapura district, to make it the 19th district out of the total 30 in Karnataka to have affected by the pandemic. To date, a total of seven cases have been confirmed in Vijayapura.

The other deaths reported from the state include one each from Tumkur, Bagalkote, and Gadag.

In Karnataka, as of 5 pm on Tuesday, a total of 260 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported of which 179 are active. As many as 71 have recovered in the state so far.

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