A software engineer, who works in Bengaluru, has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday taking the total number of confirmed cases in Karnataka to five.
The newly married 26-year-old software engineer, who returned on March 6 from his honeymoon to Greece, first landed in Mumbai with his wife to meet his parents who live there. From there, his wife travelled to her parents’ home in Agra from Mumbai.
The software engineer returned to Bengaluru via a domestic flight on March 8. The patient, who stays with his brother in Bengaluru, developed symptoms soon after and self-reported at the State-run Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) on March 10.
From there, he was referred to Jayanagar General Hospital, another government hospital that has been designated as an isolation facility and has been admitted there.
“After his return, he went to his office on March 9. Although his office has 154 employees, his contact was with only four colleagues as he was in office for an hour or so. He left his office as he was feeling unwell. We have traced 17 contacts of the software engineer, including 10 members of his family (his parents, brother, wife), and seven secondary contacts. All of them have been screened and are asymptomatic. They are under home isolation,” said Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar.