Bengaluru, May 10 (IANS) A 56-year-old woman succumbed to Covid-19 here, even as people with travel history to north India spiked coronavirus cases in Karnataka, raising the tally to 848 with 54 new cases, highest single-day rise, according to an official on Sunday.
“Positive case number 846, a resident of Bengaluru Urban, died on Thursday. She was confirmed Covid-19 positive on Saturday,” said a health official.
The woman, who died in a private hospital, had symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).
This is Karnataka’s 31st Covid-19 death and Bengaluru Urban’s seventh.
Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, Covid-19 cases spiked in Karnataka, with several people from Bagalkote, Belagavi and Shivamogga testing positive after visiting Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Ajmer in Rajasthan.
Gujarat has been badly hit by coronavirus and is second to Maharashtra in the number of cases.
“As of 5 p.m. Sunday, cumulatively 848 Covid positive cases have been confirmed in the state. These include 31 deaths,” said the official.
On Sunday, 36 people were discharged — Kalaburagi (13), Chikkaballapura (4), Vijayapura (8), Belagavi, Gadag and Bagalkoe, 3 each and Myusuru and others, 1 each.
Among the 394 active cases, 388 are isolated at designated hospitals and are stable, except six in the ICU.
Thirty-two of the new cases are men while 22 are women, including 15 below 20. There were also seven children below 10 years of age.
Of the 53 new cases, Belagavi contributed 22, Shivamogga and Bagalkote, 8 each, Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada, 7, Kalaburagi, 4, Bengaluru Urban, 3 each, Chintamani in Chikkaballapura and Davangere, 1 each.
All eight men from Shivamogga had a travel history to Ahmedabad, seven of whom are from Shikaripura, hometown of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.
Until Saturday, Shivamogga was a green zone without a case, but eight new cases in the past 24 hours made it an orange zone overnight.
Shivamogga is 312 km northwest of Bengaluru.
All Belagavi and Bagalkote cases had a travel history to Ajmer. All Bhatkal cases were contacts of earlier cases.
Two case from Bengaluru Urban and Kalaburagi are suffering from Influenza Like Illness (ILI) while another case from Afzalpura in Kalaburagi is suffering from SARI.
In the past three days, the state has been battered by 143 new cases, 48 on Friday, 41 on Saturday and 54 on Sunday.
According to Karnataka Covid Dashboard information portal, eight districts — Yadagiri, Raichur, Koppal, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Chamarajanagar, Ramanagara and Kolar — are untouched by Covid-19.
Karnataka’s green zones with 1-5 cases include Gadag, 5, Haveri, 2, Udupi, 3 and Kodagu, 1.
Orange zones, places with 5-15 cases, include Dharwad, 12, Bellary, 15, Shivamogga, 8, Chitradurga, 7, Bengaluru Rural, 6 and Tumkur, 11.
Red zones with more than 15 cases comprise Bidar, 25, Kalaburagi, 71, Bijapur, 48, Bagalkote, 51, Belgaum, 113, Uttara Kannada, 39, Davangere, 68, Dakshina Kannada, 25, Mysuru, 88, Mandya, 28, Bengaluru Urban, 177 and Chikkaballapura, 23.
Total active cases in Belagavi are 75, Bengaluru Urban, 83, Bagalkote, 29, Uttara Kannada, 28, Kalaburagi, 21, Chikkaballapura, 5 and Davangere 62.
Of the 848 cases, 14 per cent are senior citizens, 64 per cent men and 36 per cent women. The state has a discharge rate of 48 per cent.