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Karnataka: 10-Month-Old Baby Boy Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Dakshina Kannada

A 10-month-old Baby Boy In Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada District Was Tested Positive For Coronavirus (COVID-19) On Friday, A Senior District Official Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 27 Mar 2020, 05:40:06 PM
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New Delhi:

A 10-month-old baby boy in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district was tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday, a senior district official said. It is to be noted that the boy is the second youngest COVID-19 patient in India after 8-month-old baby in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dakshina Kannada’s Deputy Commissioner Sindu B Rupesh said that a 10-month-old baby boy, who does not have travel history to any of the Covid-19 affected countries, was tested positive of coronavirus. He further added that family members had taken the baby to Kerala and six primary contacts have been established and put under home quarantine.

Meanwhile, Karnataka recorded third COVID-19 fatality. A 65-year-old man who tested had positive for the coronavirus infection died in Karnataka’s Tumakuru. "The person had no tavel history to any foreign country, but had gone to Delhi and returned by train earlier this month, following which he developed certain symptoms," PTI quoted an official as saying.

Earlier, in the state, a 70-year old woman and a 76-year old man had died due to COVID-19.

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According to the Health Ministry, the death count in India rose to 17. Whereas, the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 724. It is worth mentioning here that the number of deaths around the world linked to the new coronavirus has crossed over 24,000.

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First Published : 27 Mar 2020, 05:25:58 PM