COVID-19 positive cases in Karnataka swell to 191

COVID-19 positive cases in Karnataka swell to 191

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Bengaluru, Apr 9: With the reporting of 10 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday evening, including three women, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 191 in Karnataka, including six deaths and 28 cured patients.

According to official sources, while as many as three fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported from Bagalkote district, two each had been reported from Bengaluru Urban and Mysuru district, following one case each from Chikkaballapura, Mandya and Belagavi.

The fresh cases include a four-year-old boy and a nine year-old girl from Bagalkote district, who were admitted into a designated hospital in the district and were stable.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government is expected to take a call on the extension of the 21-day lockdown being imposed in the state, as Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has convened a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday.

A state level Task Force committee, headed by renowned cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty, had submitted a report to the state government on taking measures to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus in the state.

The Committee, among other things, had recommended the state government to continue the lockdown in those areas and districts, which had been identified as Coronavirus hotspots in the state.(UNI)