Five people that a COVID-19 positive patient from Chikkaballapura came into contact with, tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
The man, aged 31 years, is a resident of Gauribidanur in Chikkaballapura. He had returned to his hometown on March 14 after travelling to Mecca. He developed symptoms of COVID-19 on March 19 and was shifted to a hospital in Bengaluru, where he was kept under isolation ever since. He and his 64-year-old mother were tested positive for coronavirus on March 21.
The Health Department kept several of the manâ€™s contacts under home isolation and five of them have now tested positive. These patients include a 23-year-old man from Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh, a 70-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man from -- all from Chikkaballapura and an 18-year-old man from Hinudpur.
All five patients have been isolated at a hospital in Chikkaballapura.
Other cases in Karnataka
Three family members of a COVID-19 positive patient from Uttara Kannada also tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
In addition, a 21-year-old man tested positive on Saturday. He is the son of the 51-year-old man, who returned to Bengaluru from London on March 17. The father was tested positive on March 22. On March 24, the 45-year-old security guard of the man was also tested positive for Coronavirus.
The tenth COVID positive case reported on Saturday was of a 63-year-old woman who returned to Bengaluru from London on March 16. With ten new positive cases in one day, the stateâ€™s total tally is now 74.
The entire state is under a lockdown till April 15. Essential services are currently available and ecommerce websites like Big Basket, Amazon and food delivery apps like Swiggy and Dunzo are allowed contact-less delivery. Schools and colleges have been shut and all offices have been asked to ensure their employees work from home. The Centre has announced a Rs 15,000 crore healthcare package to help fight the disease in India, while the state has approved Rs 200 crore for the same.