Karnataka reports first COVID-19 case as IT professional tests positive

09:10 AM Mar 10, 2020 | Team Udayavani |
Bengaluru: A software engineer who returned here from the US recently has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 patient in Karnataka, state Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Monday. "Tests were done twice and on both the occasions it was confirmed that he had COVID-19," he told reporters here. The man had come from Austin in the US along with his wife and daughter on March 1. After going to a private hospital on noticing symptoms, he had voluntarily approached the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases on March 8," he said.

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