Children in the age group of 6-18 test COVID-19 positive now


Karnataka witnessed 38 new positive cases till Friday noon, which also includes nine fresh cases from Bengaluru. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 353 which includes 13 deaths and 82 people discharged.

As per the report released by the Health Ministry, an eleven-year-old girl from Bengaluru (Urban) contracted the virus and has been sent to a designated hospital. Among the total nine cases, five ranged in the age group of 20-35 years, while one of them is a six-year-old. Another 55-year-old man and 64-year-old woman have tested positive from Bengaluru Urban.

The report also states that many more people ranging from the age group of 18-50 have tested positive to the virus infection.

The fresh cases also indicated that children aged above five have also tested positive. Among the 38 fresh positive cases recorded in the state, another six-year-old boy from Vijayapura tested positive. He has been sent to a designated hospital in Vijayapura. A 10-year-old girl from Ballari and a nine-year-old boy from Chikkaballapura also tested positive.

Meanwhile, the death toll due to coronavirus infection rose to 437 and the number of cases to 13,387 in the country on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Source: Bangalore Mirror


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