With 22 new positive coronavirus cases reported, the total number of cases in Karnataka nears to 1,000. A day after reporting the biggest single-day spike, Karnataka now has a total of 981 infected patients that includes medical personnel, and two deaths.
Medical personnel test positive
So far, the state has recorded 35 deaths and over 456 discharges.
According to the state health department's bulletin on May 14, Thursday, five new cases are reported from Bengaluru Urban.
Four cases are reported from Mandya, Gadag and Bidar while Devanagere registered three cases between 5pm yesterday and 12pm today. One each of the confirmed Covid cases are reported from Belagavi and Bagalakote.
Meanwhile, two health workers were tested positive from Bengaluru on Wednesday. A 37-year old staff nurse at Victoria hospital in the state capital and a 26-year old ward boy of another private hospital in Jayanagar were the two positive cases reported.
This has additionally created a panic over the security the PPE kits can offer to the medical and health care workers. However, the hospital sources have dismissed these fears and claim that the infected personnel may have come in direct contact with any of the previously admitted patients.
S Suresh Kumar, state's Coivd-19 spokesperson told the media, "We have ensured that the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE kits) and N-95 masks distributed to healthcare professionals are of the highest quality."
Two deaths reported
A 60-year-old man from Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh admitted at the dedicated hospital in Bengaluru Urban has succumbed to the infection on Thursday. According to the state health department, the man had shown symptoms of pneumonia and respiratory distress and died due to cardiac arrest.
Another deceased in the state is a 80-year old woman resident of Dakshina Kannada.
As a part of the Vande Bharat mission, two more Indian flights had landed in Bengaluru bringing about 219 passengers back to the state.
The State Health Department had revised its guidelines, including the standard operating procedure (SOP), for people returning from foreign countries on Wednesday that allowed pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years, senior citizens above the age of 80, and terminally ill patients to go on home quarantine.