One dead, 196 Covid cases raise Karnataka tally to 1,939

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A 32-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban succumbed to Covid-19 even as 196 cases have been reported in the past 19 hours, highest single day rise, spiking the state's tally to 1,939, an official said on Saturday.

“Positive case 1,270, 32-year-old male resident of Bengaluru Urban admitted to designated hospital on Tuesday with complaint of breathing difficulty died on Saturday due to cardiac arrest,” said a health official.

The deceased man also suffered from comorbidity.

His death is Karnataka's 42nd Covid death and Bengaluru Urban's 10th.

Another patient also died on Saturday but for a non-covid reason, second such death in the state.

“Positive case 1,783 died due to non-Covid reason,” said the official.

He was a 55-year-old man from Dakshina Kannada who returned from Maharashtra.

Among the 196 new infections, cases spiked in Gadag, Yadgiri, Chikkaballapura, Raichur and Mandya.



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