BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Nine fresh cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kerala and Karnataka on Tuesday, raising the total number of people infected in the country to 56.
In Kerala, 12 cases have been reported in the last three days. Another 270 people — who came in contact with coronavirus patients — have been traced and 95 of them are in the “high-risk category”.
“Around 1,116 people are under observation, 976 are under home quarantine while 149 people are in hospitals. This includes people with symptoms as well,” Kerala health minister K.K. Shailaja said.
Karnataka health department officials did not say whether the three new cases were contacts of the techie who tested positive after returning from the US or fresh ones. “Wait for the official bulletin on the same which will be released later in the day,” a senior Karnataka health department official said.
On the other hand, medical education minister of Karnataka K. Sudhakar said that the state would write to the Centre requesting that the Indian Premier League (IPL) be postponed given the current threat of coronavirus. Bengaluru is the home of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and M Chinnaswamy Stadium in the city is one of the major IPL venues.