Two extra individuals examined optimistic for COVID-19 late final night time, taking the variety of contaminated instances to 10 in Karnataka, Well being Division officers stated on Tuesday.
“We’ve got acquired 2 extra #COVID2019 instances in Karnataka taking the full variety of confirmed instances to 10”, Well being and Household Welfare Minister B Sriramulu tweeted.
“Each are admitted in designated isolation hospital”.
One is a 20-year-old lady who travelled from the UK and one other was a 60-year-old “contact” of the 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who grew to become the countrys first Coronavirus casualty final week, officers stated.
Earlier on Monday, a 32-year-old man who returned from the US through London earlier this month examined optimistic for Coronavirus, making it the eighth case in Karnataka.
He was on residence quarantine, and has now been admitted inisolation facility. “He has returned from US through London on eighth March 2020. (Similar flight as Affected person number-Four who was examined optimistic), officers stated.
The Authorities on Monday determined to create “war-rooms” in state-run medical colleges-district hospitals in its struggle in opposition to the COVID-19.
There are a complete of 17 districts the place there are authorities medical faculties connected with hospitals.
Such medical colleges-government hospitals would themselves act as “war-rooms” to cope with the Coronavirus outbreak, in line with Medical Schooling Minister Sudhakar Okay.
“In every medical colleges-government hospitals, a separate 150-200 mattress zone might be created (to cope with such instances)”, he stated after a gathering with Administrators of Authorities-run medical faculties on Monday.
Well being division officers stated within the remaining 13 districts, the federal government would attain out to non-public medical faculties and hospitals to affix arms to include the unfold of the virus.
Karnatakas 10 coronavirus optimistic instances embody that of a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who died “as a consequence of co-morbidity and has additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19” final week.