On Wednesday, the state of Karnataka recorded 120 new cases of COVID-19. Among the 120 cases, the capital city of Bengaluru recorded 42 cases.
Bengaluru reported the highest number of cases on the 10th of June. Out of the 42 cases, 22 cases are people who have an influenza-like illness and has no source of infection. According to the World Health Organization, the Influenza-like illness is an illness where an individual has an acute respiratory infection along with cough and fever that lasts no more than 10 days. The global influenza surveillance monitor influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infections routinely.
8 patients who were reported as positive on Wednesday are returnees from states like Maharashtra, Harayana, and Tamil Nadu and one patient has returned from the country of Kuwait. Apart from the influenza-like illness, 4 new patients who were tested positive were the contacts of a 38-year-old woman who earlier tested positive after having SARI. Incidentally, Wednesday is also the day where the lowest number of cases reported since the 29th of May.
The district of Udupi continues to be the worst affected district in the state with 619 active cases. Yadgir is the second-worst affected district with 560 active cases. While Yadgir reported 27 new cases on Wednesday, the district of Udupi reported zero cases on Wednesday. The two other districts, Vijayapura and Kalburgi reported 13 and 11 cases respectively.
Lowest Daily Increase Since May 29
Among the cases reported on Wednesday, 25 people have no contact history or travel history but had Influenza-like Illness. The cases of people with no history of travel or contact are going up.
On the positive side, 257 patients were discharged from the hospitals after they recovered completely from the COVID-19 disease. With this, the state now has 3,108 active cases out of the total 6,041 reported cases. Among the active cases, only 14 patients are in Intensive Care Units.
The daily bulletin also reported 3 deaths in the state including two in the city of Bengaluru. While one patient was brought dead to the hospital, the other succumbed in the hospital. The other death was reported from Dharwad. The total death tally has reached 69 in the state with Bengaluru accounting to 21.
Source: The News Minute