Two more persons in Karnataka have tested positive for coronavirus taking the total number of cases in the state to 13, said Health Minister B Sriramulu. Among the two patients, one is a 25-year-old woman who has recently returned from Spain, and another is a 56-year-old man returning from the US.

The minister tweeted, “2 more #Covid19 cases have been registered in Bangalore today, taking the total infected cases to 13. 56yr old male, resident of Bangalore returned from USA on 6th March. Another, 25 yr old female, who has returned from Spain. Both are admitted in designated isolated hospital.”

On Tuesday, a 67-year-old woman, who is a resident of the city had returned from Dubai via Goa last week. Today, a 34-year-old soldier from Ladakh tested positive for the infection in Leh. 

According to official figures, the global death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic reached 8000 on Wednesday. Most of them are in Europe (3,422) and in Asia (3,384). The number of positive cases in India has mounted to 151 today. Health officials said 14 people have been discharged after they were recovered.Approximately 276 Indians abroad have been infected by the deadly virus, including 255 in Iran and 12 in UAE. 

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