15 new Covid positive cases lift Karnataka tally to 489

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Karnataka registered 15 new Covid positive cases in the past 19 hours, raising the state’s tally to 489, an official said on Saturday.

“Till date, 489 Covid positive cases have been confirmed. This includes 18 deaths and 153 discharges,” said a health official.

Only one Covid patient has been discharged in the past 19 hours.

Of the new cases, nine were men and six women.

Among the 15 new cases, Bengaluru Urban and Hirebagewadi, Belagavi accounted for 6 each and Mandya, Chikkaballapura and Bantwala, Dakshina Kannada, 1 each.

Thirteen of the 15 cases were contacts of earlier cases.

On Saturday, all six cases emerging from Bengaluru Urban were contacts of the Hongasandra case, a 55-year-old man, designated as 419th positive case.

The civic body sealed off Hongasandra, following multiple cases surfacing from the place where 419th case lived.

–IANS

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