Bengaluru, April 14, 2020: Karnataka reported two Covid-19 deaths, while a policeman died on duty in Bengaluru on Monday night.
The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department, in a note on Monday night, said: “It’s unfortunate to announce a 65-year-old male patient from Bengaluru, admitted in RGICD, Bengaluru, died on April 12. His test result was positive for COVID.”
Similarly, a male patient aged 55 years and resident of Kalburgi town, died at ESIC, Kalburgi, today. With this, the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the states is eight.
In a twitter post on Monday night, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, said: “Deeply regret to have lost Head Constable Nagesh, 39 Peenya Police Station, in a freak road traffic accident, while performing Covid-related duties. We deeply mourn his untimely death and condolences to his family.”
In its bulletin, the Health and Family Welfare Department confirmed 15 new cases, taking the total to 247. Of the 15 new cases which surfaced in the past 19 hours, 10 were men and five women.
Govt. launches Whatsapp Covid-19 helpdesk
Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa officially launched the Covid helpdesk in partnership with instant messaging service Whatsapp. "We have launched a Government of Karnataka Corona helpdesk in partnership with Whatsapp for latest updates and facts on Covid," said a health official.
He shared a link which leads to the verified Whatsapp account, GoK Corona Helpdesk, run by Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department. "Official channels for facts and updates on Covid in Karnataka. Say hi to 8750971717. Avoid misinformation," said a poster publicising the platform.