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No Covid community transmission in Karnataka: Minister

Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said there is no trace of Covid community transmission in the state.

“There is no trace of community transmission in Karnataka. Twenty five per cent of cases trace back to domestic and international travel,” he said in a tweet.

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Presenting statistics, he said 7 per cent cases in the state had co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension and others.

“Average daily growth in the state is 5.4 per cent while it is 11.8 per for the country. With positivity rate of 1 per cent, there is one case for every 100 tests,” he said.

Sharing analysis for Covid cases totalling 981 till Thursday noon, Sudhakar said 625 cases or 64 per cent patients were contacts of earlier cases.

Two common ailments regularly found in Covid patients were Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and Influenza-like Illness (ILI), both accounting for 48 cases or 5 per cent and 24 cases or 2 per cent of overall cases, respectively.

Covid patients with travel history within India were 177 or 18 per cent and patients with international history were 69 or 7 per cent.

Currently, Karnataka is battling 1,032 Covid cases, out of which 520 are active cases isolated in designated hospitals.

–IANS

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