Bengaluru: One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Kalaburagi taking tally of infected persons to 848 in the state. A total of 54 positive cases, one fatality has been confirmed while 36 persons have been discharged in the last 24 hours, the health department said. This is the the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases in a single day in the state. Belagavi, with 22 cases, Bagalkote and Shivamogga with eight cases each and Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada with seven, were the biggest contributors to the tally, the health department said. Shivamogga is the home district of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, which had earlier been in the green zone. Of the eight cases from Shivamogga, seven are from Yediyurappa's assembly constituency Shikaripura. The other cases were reported from Kalaburugi (4) Bengaluru (3) and one each in Chintamani in Chikkaballapura district and Davangere. Eight of the nine people affected in Shivamogga and who had returned from Ahmedabad were contacts of Tablighi Jamaat infected people, sources in the district administration said. The single death reported was that of a 56-year-old woman in Bengaluru Urban district. The woman, who died of Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI), had been admitted to a private hospital on May 4 and shifted to another one on May 6. She died on May 7 and the lab reports on May 9 confirmed that she had COVID-19, the department said.
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