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116 fresh Covid-19 cases reported in Karnataka, 84% had travel history

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The Times Of India
21st May, 2020 15:06 IST

BENGALURU: For the second time in three days, Karnataka on Thursday registered 100-plus Covid-19 cases. The 116 fresh cases takes the state's total number of Covid-19 cases to 1578.

The state had on Tuesday recorded 149 cases, its highest 24-hour tally ever.

Of the 116 cases, 91 (78%) have inter-state travel history: 74 returned from Maharashtra, five each Tamil Nadu and Telangana, three Jharkhand and two Rajasthan and one each Chhattisgarh and Kerala. Six persons who returned from the UAE have also tested positive.

The newly-infected include 47 women. The youngest of the patients are two one-year-olds: a girl from Udupi and in Uttara Kannada (boy), both with travel history to Maharashtra.

Udupi reported 25 of the new cases, followed by Mandya 15, Hassan 13, Balalri 11, Belagavi and Uttara Kannada nine each, Shivamogga and Dakshina Kannada six each, Dharwad five, Davanagere three, Gadag and Chikkaballapura two each, and Tumakuru, Vijayapura and Mysuru one each.

A 60-year-old woman from Shivamogga with severe acute respiratory infection is among the infected. Seventeen patients, including four from Bengaluru, are contacts of either Covid-19 infected and one patient is from a containment zone.

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