Bengaluru, March 10, 2020: On Monday, March 9, one patient in Bengaluru had been confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus and on Tuesday, 10 March, Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu said 3 more people were confirmed as well. This brings the total up to 4 from Karnataka.
B. Sriramulu tweeted saying, “The COVID-19 infection has been confirmed for the 4 people in Karnataka. We are keeping them and their family members isolated and monitoring their health. I urge citizens to take precautions and cooperate in preventing the spread of infection.”
On Monday, 9 March, the World Health Organisation said the thread of the virus was “very real,” and urged nations to up protective measures.
Total Number of Cases in India is 50
On Monday, Punjab saw it’s first coronavirus case and the Bangalore resident returning from the US became Karnataka’s first case. With the three more infected today - this takes the India total of confirmed cases up to 50, of which 3 have since recovered in Kerala.
Therefore, the active number of patients with COVID-19 is 47.