Karnataka Governor tests positive for Covid; under home isolation, health stable

"All his scheduled programs/appointments stand canceled till further intimidation," the Raj Bhavan release stated.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 09, 2024 | 8:25 PMUpdatedJan 09, 2024 | 8:25 PM

Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot.

Karnataka Governor, Thawar Chand Gehlot, has tested positive for Covid 19, a statement from the Karnataka Raj Bhavan said on Tuesday, 9 January.

It further stated that “he is being continuously monitored and his health is stable.”

The media statement by R Prabhushankar, Special Secretary to the Governor, said that Gehlot is under home isolation. “He is being quarantined at residence and all his scheduled programs/appointments stand canceled till further intimidation,” the release stated.

Covid in Karnataka

Karnataka, on Tuesday, 9 January, reported 252 fresh cases and two deaths. Of the 1,031 active cases in the state, 962 of them are in home isolation and 69 have been hospitalised. 441 patients have been discharged.

The highest number of cases is being reported in Bengaluru Urban followed by Mysuru. The state, on average, has been conducting around 7,000 tests per day.

The Technical Advisory Committee for Covid 19, which has been meeting on a regular basis, has now made it compulsory to test all those who come in with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) and Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) cases.

Meanwhile, experts have said that though the majority of cases in Karnataka, which have been genome sequenced, have been of the JN.1 variant, there is no cause for worry as the patients have been able to manage under home isolation. Several of them have recovered well.

Even those in the hospitals are recovering well and are getting discharged, said Dr K Ravi, Head of the Technical Advisory Committee to South First.

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