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First Covid-19 Positive Case with South Africa Strain Found in Karnataka

A healthcare worker in PPE collects a swab sample from a woman during a testing campaign for the coronavirus disease in Navi Mumbai. (Image: Reuters/File photo)

A healthcare worker in PPE collects a swab sample from a woman during a testing campaign for the coronavirus disease in Navi Mumbai. (Image: Reuters/File photo)

So far, a total of 29 people have tested positive for the UK strain in the state. According to the bulletin, 64 UK returnees and their 26 primary contacts have tested positive during RT-PCR tests (for existing variant of COVID).

The first case of the South African COVID-19 strain has been found in Karnataka, the state health department said in its bulletin on Wednesday. However, the department has not shared any further details on this.

So far, a total of 29 people have tested positive for the UK strain in the state. According to the bulletin, 64 UK returnees and their 26 primary contacts have tested positive during RT-PCR tests (for existing variant of COVID).

As of March 10 evening, cumulatively 9,56,801 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which includes 12,379 deaths and 9,36,947 discharges. Active cases stood at 7,456 cases.

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first published:March 10, 2021, 22:33 IST