Bengaluru, Mar 26: The number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka spiked to 55 on Thursday after four new cases were reported.
According to official sources, a 35-year-old man, who was a resident of Nanjanagud town in Mysuru taluk and worked in a pharma unit, tested positive for coronavirus. He had been quarantined in his home and efforts are being made to track down as many as seven persons, who had primary contact with him.
In another incident, a 70-year-old woman tested positive in Chikkaballapura town, who had reportedly returned recently from Saudi Arabia. She was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru, where she breathed her last on Tuesday. Her last rites were performed in compliance with the Union Government’s COVID-19 guidelines, sources said.
A 64-year-old resident of Ananthapur district in Andhra Pradesh, who had returned from France recently, tested positive and being admitted to a designated hospital in Bengaluru Rural district hospital for treatment.
The health authorities, have also tested positive a 45-year-old security guard who reportedly came contact with a infected person recently.
Meanwhile, the state government had issued a stringent direction to the house owners to not to ask to vacate the premise, rented out to a medical and para-medical workers.(UNI)