Karnataka recorded the first COVID-19 case of the South African strain on Wednesday.
According to media reports, a 58-year-old man, who came to Bengaluru on March 1 from Dubai tested positive for South African strain of Covid-19. He has been under institutional quarantine in Shivamogga.
Shivamogga Health Commissioner K.V. Trilok Chandra said that eight persons who were in the primary contact with the patient have been traced and isolated. They have been tested and reports are awaited.
Similarly, the state reported four more cases of the U.K. strain on Wednesday taking the total to 29. The State also reported a sudden spike with 760 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 9,56,801. Of these, 488 cases are from Bengaluru Urban.