Bengaluru, Apr 23: With 16 more cases of the COVID-19 infection surfacing, as many as nine from Bengaluru city, the total number of novel Coronavirus infected persons in Karnataka rose to 443 on Thursday.
According to official sources, 16 fresh cases, which were detected today, included five women, while 141 patients had been cured and discharged from the hospitals.
Apart from nine cases in Bengaluru, two each cases were reported from Mandya, Dharwad and Vijayapura districts, followed by one case from Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district.
While the source of the contact of the COVID-19 related to 25-year-old women from Vijayapura district is being investigated, all the other 15 cases, which were detected in Bengaluru, Dharwad, Vijayapura, and Mandya districts, are said to have contracted the disease either from their family members or from their close associates.
So far, as many as 17 COVID-19 infected patients have lost their lives in Karnataka.(UNI)