Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) A 60-year-old man from Karnataka's Kalaburagi succumbed to COVID-19 and 26 new positive cases were reported taking the state's tally to 951, an official said on Wednesday.
“Positive cases 927, 60-year-old male resident of Kalaburagia was brought dead on Monday to a designated hospital. Tested positive for Covid,” said a health official.
The deceased man came from the Kalaburagi containment zone.
Kalaburagi is 574 km north of Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, 26 new Covid-19 infections emerged in the past 19 hours.
“Till date 951 Covid positive cases have been confirmed. This includes 32 deaths and 442 discharges,” the official said.
Of the new cases, Bidar contributed 11, Hassan four, Kalaburagi, Davangere, Uttara Kannada and Vijayapura two each, Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada and Ballari one each.
All Bidar cases emerged from the Bidar containment zone.
Positive case 930, an 18-year-old girl from Ballari is suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI). Two patients from Vijayapura, one from Uttara Kannada and four more from Hassan had travel history to Maharashtra, India's top Covid hotspot.
Among the new cases, 18 were contacts of earlier cases.
Of the new cases, 10 were men and 16 women, including a two-year-old girl and nine below 20.
Of the 951 cases, 13 per cent patients were senior citizens, 64 per cent men and 36 per cent women with a discharge rate of 47 per cent.