Seven new cases of COVID 19 have been reported by the Karnataka government, as of March 27. This brings the total of coronavirus cases in the state to 62 and it includes three persons who died and four patients who have been discharged from hospitals.
The bulletin released by the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department said that the stateās patient number 1, a techie working with Dell, and his wife have been discharged. Their daughter had already been discharged earlier.
A ten-month-old baby boy from Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada has tested positive for COVID-19. The boy had no prior history of foreign travel and the bulletin stated that the family had reportedly travelled to Kerala, but Dakshina Kannada Collector Sindhu Rupesh told TNM that this was still being investigated.
The baby was suffering from fever and severe acute respiratory illness. On March 23, he was admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru. On March 24, the baby's throat swab was taken for testing. On March 26, the test result showed that the baby was COVID-19 positive. The child is currently stable and his close relatives are quarantined, according to the Collector.
The bulletin issued by the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department states that six primary contacts of the infant were traced, and that they are quarantined.
The baby resided in Sajipanadu in Bantwal taluk of the district. Precautionary measures were taken to ensure COVID-19 does not spread to others in Sajipandu. All residents of the village are quarantined and no one can enter or leave the village, DC Sindhu Rupesh stated.
Six other cases were reported in the state including the death of a 60-year-old man from Tumakuru.
Details of the other patients
P57- A twenty year old male from Bengaluru has tested positive for coronavirus. He has had a history of international travel. He had gone to Colombo, Sri Lanka, and arrived in Bengaluru on 15th March 2020.
P58- A Bengaluru resident aged 25 years has tested positive for coronavirus. She has had a history of travel to London and came back to Bengaluru on 18th March 2020.
P59 and P61- Two women aged 35 years old and 30-years old respectively, house helps, have tested positive for coronavirus. They are the contacts of P25, a 51 year old man who returned from London.
P60- A 60 year old man, and a resident of Tumakuru District has died due to coronavirus. He had no foreign travel history, but had a history of travel to Delhi by train on 13th March 2020. 24 high risk primary contacts were traced. 13 people were isolated, hospital. 8 tested negative for coronavirus, and the remaining 3 people are healthcare professionals who took care of the deceased patient.
P62- A 22 year old man, from Uttara Kannada has tested positive. He had a travel history to Dubai.
This is the second instance in Karnataka where a patient has tested positive with no relevant foreign travel history or known contact with an already COIVD-19 positive patient.
On Thursday, a 35-year-old Mysuru pharmaceutical industry professional with no foreign travel and contact with COVID-19 patients had tested positive. The health bulletin said that he was in contact with several healthcare professionals.