Bengaluru registers second casualty
3rd death in Kalaburagi, state toll 8
Kalaburagi man was contact of Nizamuddin Markaz returnees; volunteered for check-up
Karnataka registered its eighth Covid-19 death on Monday, and Kalaburagi its third — putting the district once again in the spotlight as the first death in the country was also reported from there.
The 55-year-old male, listed as patient 205, died in the ESIC hospital in the district.
In Bengaluru, a 65-year-old male who was admited to RGICD on April 12 died on Monday evening. His test result had come positive.
Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu confirmed the Bengaluru death in a tweet.
The health department also tweeted: “It’s unfortunate to announce a 65-year -old male patient from Bangalore was admiited in RGICD, Bangalore on 12/04/2020 and died today. His test result is positive for COVID. Total number of deaths rises to 8.”
Meanwhile, sources said the Kalaburagi man was a contact of Tablighi Jamaat returnees and had voluntarily approached the health department for a check-up. He was on a ventilator since the last two days.
The deceased had SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Illness) and was hospitalised on April 9.
Section 144 extended till April 30
Meanwhile, the Kalaburagi district administration has extended the section 144 till April 30. Deputy Commissioner B Sharath issued the extension order under section 144.