80-year-old lady becomes Karnataka’s 6th Covid-19 victim


Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) An 80-year-old woman from Karnataka’s Gadag with history of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) has succumbed to Covid-19, an official said on Thursday.

The deceased was designated as the state’s 166th Covid-19 positive case. Gadag is 383 km northwest of Bengaluru.

Across the state, 159 Covid-19 patients, including a pregnant woman, are isolated at designated hospitals and are in stable condition, except two who continue to be critical, positive cases 43 and 101.

After 191 positive cases were reported till Thursday noon, six more cases surfaced in the next five hours — five men and a woman.

“As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, 197 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, including six deaths and 30 discharges,” said a health official.

Karnataka’s 192nd Covid positive case is a 40-year-old woman from Belagavi, the mother of the 128th case. The woman’s 22-year-old son, also a contact of the 128th case, is the 193rd case.

A 27-year-old man from Dharwad with travel history to Delhi is the 194th case.

A 66-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban with SARI is the 195th case. He had travelled from Manipur to the city on March 12.

Similarly, a 42-year-old man from the same place with SARI is the 196th case.

The state’s 197th case is a 27-year-old man from the same place with similar medical condition.

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