9 new Covid-19 cases lift Karnataka’s tally to 512

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Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) Karnataka has registered nine new Covid-19 cases, raising the state’s tally to 512, according to an official here on Monday. “As of 5 p.m, cumulatively 512 coronavirus cases have been confirmed. It includes 19 deaths and 193 discharges,” said a health official.

Eleven Covid patients got discharged, with total discharges rising from 182 to 193.

Of the 299 active cases, 294 patients, including a pregnant woman, are isolated at designated hospitals and are stable, excluding five people in ICU.

Among the new cases, five are men and four women, including a 13-year-old boy. While six are contacts of earlier cases, the boy is suffering from influenza like illness.

Dakshina Kannada, Jamkhandi, Bagalkote, Mandya and Vijayapura contributed two cases each and Bengaluru Urban, one.

The health department said the 466th positive case, a 50-year-old man from Bengaluru, who committed suicide on Monday, had died of a non-Covid cause. “Patient (466) died on Monday with non-Covid cause,” said the morning medical bulletin.

According to the health department, the 50-year-old man was admitted to the Victoria Hospital on Friday with history of pneumonia, hypertension, HCV positive and chronic kidney disease with regular dialysis.

He allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of the hospital.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the central government have released a list of private and government Covid laboratories. The list featured 15 government and seven private labs.

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