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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 20:11 IST

COVID-19 in Karnataka: State reports 44 new cases

As of Tuesday, the cumulative COVID-19 figures for Karnataka stand at 4,089,130 positive cases.

Reported by: Isha Bhandari
Health min issues advisory as COVID-19 cases rise and JN.1 variant strikes, Tamil Nadu govt step up
Health min issues advisory as COVID-19 cases rise and JN.1 variant strikes, Tamil Nadu govt step up | Image:PTI
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Karnataka: In the latest COVID-19 update for Karnataka, health authorities have confirmed 44 new cases and reported 35 discharges. Among the 79 active cases in the state, 62 individuals are currently in home isolation.

As of Tuesday, the cumulative COVID-19 figures for Karnataka stand at 4,089,130 positive cases. 

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Encouragingly, 4,048,690 individuals have successfully recovered and been discharged from medical care. 

Unfortunately, the state has also recorded a total of 40,318 deaths attributed to COVID-19, with an additional 42 deaths reported due to non-COVID causes.

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Health officials continue to monitor the situation closely, emphasizing the importance of vaccination and adherence to safety protocols to curb the spread of the virus. 

Karnataka govt makes wearing face masks mandatory 

As the COVID-19 cases rise, fear of its subvariant JN.1 cases have gone up in neighbouring states. 

Owing to this, CM Siddaramaiah has made it mandatory for people above the age of 60, and those with comorbidities, to wear masks. 

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Karnataka health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao has informed that they have increased tests among people reporting symptoms of Covid-19 subvariant JN.1. The minister also informed that the state government has increased surveillance in border districts with Kerala. 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 20:11 IST

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