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5 of Vijayapura family infected, areas sealed

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Neighbour returned from Maharashtra, has SARI

Karnataka’s Covid-19 tally is now 232

BENGALURU:

Vijayapura district becomes the 19th Covid-19 infected district in Karnataka after 5 positive cases were reported from one family. None of the family has any travel history. Including 4 new cases from Belagavi, the state’s tally is now 232.

The Vijayapura district administration has declared the affected areas a containment zone. Hakeem Chowk, the locality surrounding Kamat Hotel, Haranshekhari Oni, Chapparband Oni, areas behind the Jumma Masjid, KHB Colony, Pahalvan Nagar, Mehboob Nagar, Subhash Colony, Bhindihiri and Shanti Nagar have been sealed.

Deputy Commissioner YS Patil has declared 100 metres of surrounding localities a buffer zone and all kind of vehicle movement has been banned. “Special teams have been formed to identify primary and secondary contacts of the infected cases,” said Patil.

It is said that a neighbour of the family, a 60-year-old woman, had visited her relatives in Maharashtra and showed Covid-like symptoms after returning. “Of the 12 members in the family, five have been infected,” a source said.

As per the health department bulletin, Karnataka had 215 positive cases till Saturday evening, but the sudden spike of 17 new cases has taken its tally to 232. “There are around 172 active cases, and 54 have been discharged,” the report says.

The 60-year-old Vijayapura woman is listed as patient number 60 and is suffering from SARI. The other Vijayapura patients are: Patient 228, 13, male, Patient 229, 12, female, Patient 230, 10, male, Patient 231, 49, male, Patient 232, 20, female. All of them have been admitted to a designated hospital in Vijayapura.

Bengaluru and Belagavi continue as hotspots with 4 and 3 new cases respectively.

Patient 223, 19, male, and resident of Raibag in Belagavi district, is said to be a contact of Patient 150, who had returned from the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi. Patient 225, 55 , male, and Patient 226, 25, male are also contacts of Patient 150 and residents of Raibag. Another case in Belagavi district is Patient 224, 38, male, and resident of Hirebagewadi, who is said to be a contact of Patient 128.

The three patients in BBMP limits are Patient 217, 75, female, who is infected with SARI. Patient 218, 58, male, has a travel history of Indonesia and returned on March 21. Patient 219, 76, is infected with SARI.

Another 2 cases are Patient 216, 32, male, resident of Mysuru and contact of Patient 88 (pharma company worker) and Patient 227, a 2-year-old male from Kalaburagi who is said to be infected with SARI.

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