2020 coronavirus pandemic in Karnataka

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Karnataka
India Karnataka COVID-19 map.svg
Map of districts with confirmed cases (as of 30 March 2020)
  30+ confirmed cases
  10–29 confirmed cases
  1–9 confirmed cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationKarnataka, India
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseBengaluru Urban
Arrival date09 March 2020
(3 weeks)
Confirmed cases88[1]
Recovered6[1]
Deaths
3[1]
Territories
Bengaluru Urban, Kalaburagi, Kodagu, Chikkaballapura, Mysuru, Dharwad, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi
Official website
karunadu.karnataka.gov.in/hfw

The 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic was first confirmed on 9 March 2020, in Karnataka state. The outbreak has been declared an epidemic in Karnataka, where provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 have been invoked.[2]

Timeline of events[edit]

COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, India  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
2020-03-9
1 NA
2020-03-10
3(+2) (+200%)
2020-03-11
4(+1) (+33%)
2020-03-12
5(+1) (+25%)
2020-03-13
6(+1) (+20%)
6(=)
2020-03-15
7(+1) (+16.66%)
2020-03-16
8‬(+1) (+14%)
2020-03-17
11(+3) (+33%)
2020-03-18
14(+3) (+25%)
2020-03-19
15(+1) (+7.14%)
15(=)
2020-03-21
20(+5) (+33%)
2020-03-22
26(+6) (+30%)
2020-03-23
33(+7) (+27%)
2020-03-24
41(+8) (+24%)
2020-03-25
51(+10) (+24%)
2020-03-26
55(+4) (+13%)
2020-03-27
64(+9) (+16%)
2020-03-28
76(+12) (+19%)
2020-03-29
83(+7) (+9%)
2020-03-30
88(+5) (+6%)
Sources: MoHFW and karunadu.karnataka.gov.in.

February[edit]

  • On 24 February, IT professional who worked at a tech park in the outskirts of Bengaluru and stayed in a PG accommodation. He traveled to Dubai on an assignment on February 15 and returned to Bengaluru on February 20. He attended office for two days - February 20 and 21 - before taking the bus to Hyderabad. His samples had tested positive on February 24 in Hyderabad.[3]

March[edit]

  • On 9 March, Software engineer of Dell, who travelled from Texas on 28 February via New York and Dubai, before arriving at Bangalore on 1 March, is found to be positive for coronavirus. His wife and daughter along with one of his colleagues are admitted to a hospital. The colleague showed flu-like symptoms.[4]
  • On 10 March, The employee of Mindtree came back to Bangalore from an overseas trip. He was tested positive. The Dell employee's wife and daughter too have been tested positive and have been isolated under medical supervision.[5]
  • On 12 March, A 26-year-old man, an employee of Google who came from a trip to Greece, is confirmed to be positive for coronavirus, according to the state health department.[6] In addition, his wife did not disclose their travel history and having evaded protocols travelled back to her home town of Agra. The country's first death due to coronavirus has been reported from Karnataka after the state confirmed that samples of the deceased 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi were positive. The man had returned from Saudi Arabia on February 29.[4]
  • On 15 March, The new case is the daughter of the 76-year-old Kalaburagi man who died last week and was found to have coronavirus.[7]
  • On 16 March, A 32-year-old man, who returned from the US via London earlier this month, tested positive. He had returned from the US via London on March 8 by the same flight as the patient #4 (Mindtree employee) who had tested positive.[8]
  • On 17 March, Three more cases reported- The first, patient is a 20-year-old woman who had travelled to the United Kingdom. The second one, 63-year-old doctor that treated the senior citizen who died recently of Covid-19 in Kalaburagi.[9][10] In another case reported, a 67yr old female resident of Bangalore returned from Dubai via Goa on 9 March. She is a known case of chronic kidney disease.[11]
  • On 18 March, Three more positive cases reported in Bengaluru. The first, 56-year-old man who returned from the US on March 6. The second, 26-year-old woman who returned from Spain.[12] The third, 35-year-old man who returned from US on March 10.[13]
  • On 19 March, One more positive case confirmed in Kodagu district with travel history to Saudi Arabia. The person arrived at Bengaluru from Dubai on March 15.[14]
  • On 21 March, Five positive cases were reported in the state. The first is a 53-year-old woman from Bengaluru. She was a housemaid for case-11, a female of 67 year old who was confirmed as positive on March 17. The second and the third are from Bengaluru of age 39 and 21 years respectively. While the former returned from Amsterdam, Netherlands on 19 March and the latter from Scotland on 17 March. The fourth, a 32-year-old man with travel history to Mecca from Gauribidanur in the Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka.[15] The fifth, is a 35-year-old male from Mysore who arrived at Bengaluru on 19 March from Dubai.[16][17]
  • On 22 March, Six more positive case confirmed in the state.[18][19]
  • On 23 March, Seven positive cases were reported in the state. Two of them (P#27, P#33) are from Kerala with travel history to Dubai and currently being treated at Mysore & Bangalore respectively. All remaining five cases are from Bangalore, four with travel history (P#28, P#29, P#31, P#32)- from Dubai, UK, UK and Germany and one being a local transmission - P#30 who is the wife of P#17.[20]
  • On 24 March, Eight new cases were reported including 3 transit passengers of Kerala who have landed in airports and being treated in Karnataka.[21]
  • On 25 March, The state reported 10 new cases making the state tally stand at 51.[22]
  • On 26 March, Four more positive case confirmed in the state. P#52 from Mysore has neither travel history nor contact of him with any other positive cases.[23][24]
  • On 27 March, 9 new cases were reported. A 65-year-old man with travel history to Delhi, died in Tumkuru. P#56 (10 month old male child) from Dakshina Kannada has no history of travel to COVID-19 affected countries but was taken by parents to near Kerala and investigation is underway for tracing. [25]
  • On 28 March, 12 new cases were reported.[26]
  • On 29 March, 7 new cases were reported, of which 5 are from the same pharmaceutical company in Nanjangud. This is termed as a cluster, and the town has been put under complete lockdown.[27]
  • On 30 March, 5 new cases were reported, of which 4 are from the same pharmaceutical company in Nanjangud.P#84 from Tumkur is the son of #P60.[1]

Cases[edit]

Patient Number No. of Persons Date Announced Origin type Origin Location Sex-Age Ref(s)
1 1 9 Mar 2020 T Austin, USA Bengaluru M40s
2-3 2 10 Mar 2020 T2P (P#1 - Wife and Daughter) Bengaluru (2) Bengaluru (2) F40s, F17
4 1 11 Mar 2020 T Los Angeles, USA Bengaluru M44
5 1 12 Mar 2020 T Switzerland, France, Greece Bengaluru M30s [6]
6 1 13 Mar 2020 T Saudi Arabia Gulbarga M70s [3]
7 1 15 Mar 2020 T2P (P#6 - Daughter) Gulbarga Gulbarga F45 [4][28]
8 1 16 Mar 2020 T USA Bengaluru M32 [5]
9 1 17 Mar 2020 T2P (P#6 - Doctor) Gulbarga Gulbarga M63 [4][10]
10 1 T UK Bengaluru F20
11 1 T Dubai Bengaluru F67
12-14 3 18 Mar 2020 T Spain, USA(P#13), USA Bengaluru(3) M25, F56, M35 [29]
15 1 19 Mar 2020 T Dubai Kodagu M35 [14]
16 1 21 Mar 2020 T2P (P#11 - House Maid) Bengaluru Bengaluru F53 [16][17]
17-20 4 T Netherland, Scotland, Saudi Arabia (P#19), Dubai Bengaluru(2), Chikkaballapur, Mysore M39, F21, M31, M35 [16][17]
21-24 4 22 Mar 2020 T Dubai, Saudi Arabia (P#22), France, Germany Dharwad, Chikkaballapur, Bengaluru(2), M33, F64, F36, M27 [18][19]
25 1 22 Mar 2020 T London Bengaluru M51 [19]
26 1 22 Mar 2020 T Dubai Mangalore (native of Bhatkal) M22 [19]
27-29 3 23 Mar 2020 T Dubai(2), UK Mysore (native of Kerala), Bengaluru(2) M46, M38, M41 [20]
30 1 T2P (P#17 - Wife) Bengaluru Bengaluru F30
31-33 3 T UK, Germany, Dubai Bengaluru(2), Bengaluru (native of Kerala) M24, M60, M22
34-36 3 24 Mar 2020 T Dubai(3) Mangalore (native of Kerala), Uttara Kannada(2) M32, M40, M65 [21]
37-38 2 T2P (P#19, P#22- Family Member &Train Co-passenger) Saudi Arabia Chikkaballapur F56
T2P (P#13 - Contact) Bengaluru Bengaluru F56
39-41 3 T Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Dubai Mangalore (native of Kerala)(3) M47, F70, M23
42 1 25 Mar 2020 T Guyana Davangere (native of Chitradurga) F37 [22]
43-44 2 T Brazil and Argentina Bengaluru(2) M63, F59
45-46 2 T Spain Bengaluru(2) M26, M26
47-48 2 T Athens and London Bengaluru(2) F63, M69
49-50 2 T2P (P#17 - Daughters) Bangalore Bengaluru(2) F9, F7
51 1 T Dubai Udupi M34
52 1 26 Mar 2020 P2P - Contact with Health care professionals Mysore Mysore M35 [24]
53 1 T Saudi Arabia Bengaluru (native of Chikkaballapur) F70
54 1 T France Bengaluru (native of Anantpura, AP) M64
55 1 T2P (P#25 - security guard) Bengaluru Bengaluru M45
56 1 27 Mar 2020 P2P - Under Investigation (Kerala visit) Kerala Dakshina Kannada M0 (10 months) [25]
57-58 2 T Colombo, London Bangalore,Bengaluru M20, F25
59 1 T2P (P#25 - House Maid) Bengaluru Bengaluru F35
60 1 T Delhi Tumkur M60
61 1 T2P (P#25 - House Maid) Bengaluru Bengaluru F33
62-64 3 T Dubai, Paris, Dubai Uttara Kannada, Davangere, Dakshina Kannada M22, M18, M21
65-67 3 28 Mar 2020 T2P (P#36 - Wife, Daughter, Daughter) Uttara Kannada(3) Uttara Kannada(3) F54, F28, F23 [26]
68 1 T (Also, P#25 - Son) London Bengaluru M21
69-73 5 T2P (P#19 - Contact) Hindupur, AP(2), Chikkaballapur(3) Chikkaballapur(5) M23, M70, F32, M38, M18
74 1 T London Bengaluru F63
75 1 T2P (P#42 - Cousin) Davangere Davangere M20
76 1 T2P (P#35 - Contact) Uttara Kannada Uttara Kannada M24
77-81 5 29 Mar 2020 P2P (P#78 is a contact of P#52) Nanjangud, Mysuru Pharma co-workers Mysuru M39, M38, M21, M31, M42 [27]
82-83 2 T Dubai, Thiruvananthapuram Udupi (2) M35, M29
84 1 30 Mar 2020 T2P (P#60 - Son) Tumakuru Tumakuru M13 [1]
85-88 4 P2P contacts of P#52) Nanjangud, Mysuru Pharma co-workers Mysuru M32, M34, M21, M24

COVID-19 daily graph by source of infection (Karnataka State)[edit]

Key Dates

  • 18-March: International Travel Restrictions
  • 24-March: Local Travel Restrictions


COVID-19 daily confirmed cases in Bangalore[edit]


COVID-19 cases district wise in Karnataka[edit]

Sl. No. District Total Confirmed cases Discharged Cases Death
1 Bangalore 41 6 1
2 Kalburgi 3 0 1
3 Kodagu 1 0 0
4 Chikkaballapura 8 0 0
5 Mysore 12 0 0
6 Dharwad 1 0 0
7 Dakshina Kannada 7 0 0
8 Uttara Kannada 7 0 0
9 Davangere 3 0 0
10 Udupi 3 0 0
11 Tumakuru 2 0 1
Total 88 6 3
As of 30 March 2020

Governmental actions[edit]

Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said as a precautionary measure to prevent Corona virus state department of public instructions has issued a late night circular which applies to the LKG, UKG and preprimary sections in all schools, including private, aided and unaided schools to close down on Monday.[30]

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday said that malls, universities and colleges, movie theatres, night clubs, marriages and conferences and other public areas with high footfall will be closed or cancelled for a week, as a precautionary measure amid the growing scare of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).[31]

The state department of primary and secondary education in Karnataka has postponed the examinations for class 7 to 9 as a precautionary measure to avoid spread of coronavirus.[32]

Karnataka has closed its borders with Kerala for vehicular traffic in the wake of six people testing positive for coronavirus in Kasargod district of Kerala, which lies on the border of Karnataka.[33]

On Sunday 22 March, after the second meeting of the Task force formed to tackle the COVID-19.The Government announced further restriction in the form of Lokdown of 9 Districts until 31 March. All Non-Essential services in these disctricts were suspended. The nine Districts where COVID-19 cases reported from included: Bangalore (Rural and Urban Districts), Chikkaballapura district, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad district, Kalaburgi district, Mysore district, Kodagu district and Belgaum district.[34] Further, to contain community transmission of the virus, Central Government took a major decision to Lockdown entire country for a period of 21 days beginning from 25th of March.[35] In line with Central Government's announcement, the State of Karnataka was also locked down. During the lockdown, all modes of public transport, commercial establishments were closed and any movement of people was restricted. However, shops and establishments providing essential services were allowed to be operational during the lockdown.

Karnataka Govt. has established an Tollfree Helpline number - 155214 for providing food to migrant labors in the state.[36]

Quarantine[edit]

A total of 12,029 persons have enrolled for observation and 173 in total are currently in Isolation At Health Facilities, according to state government data.[20]

Universal Screening of all International Passengers continues; Summary as follows:

Till 23 March 2020 - 1,27,902 passengers have been screened in Karnataka. The details of points of entry are as follows:

1. KIA Airport Bengaluru –89,963 passengers cumulative.

2. Mangalore International airport–31,917 passengers cumulative.

3. Also, 6,022 passengers have been screened at Mangalore and Karwar seaports.[20]

Misinformation[edit]

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries in Karnataka has issued a public notification against rumors that the corona virus spreads from poultry. It has advised people not to heed to such social media messages as there is no scientific evidence of corona viral infection in poultry. It is made clear that this virus spread from contact with infected persons only.[37]

Economic loss[edit]

Coronavirus clampdown hits over 1 crore jobs, the government's orders on Friday to close down places of commerce, industry and social assembly to prevent coronavirus cases from snowballing has seen the city devolve into a veritable ghost town in just the first 24 hours of the clampdown. At the same time, the city's purchasing and economic power has also dwindled. As financial experts across the gamut scrambled to decipher the scale of the losses, B T Manohar, a tax expert for Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry warned that the loss of GST and sales tax revenue alone for the state exchequer would amount to a staggering Rs 2,000 crore, if the clampdown lasted for even a single week.[38]

See also[edit]

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