Bengaluru/UNI: With 17 more testing positive, the number of novel Coronavirus infected persons in Karnataka mounted to 277 on Wednesday.
According to official sources, as many as ten positive cases were reported from Mysuru, followed by two each in Vijayapura, Bagalakote and one each from Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Kalaburagi districts here.
All the ten cases, which were reported from Mysuru, are the employees of a private Pharmaceutical company located in Nanjanagudu taluk.
With two more deaths in the last 24-hours, the toll has swollen to 11.
As many as 75 COVID-19 infected patients have been totally cured and discharged from the hospital.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had convened an emergent Cabinet meeting on Wednesday to review the pandemic situation in the state.
The state Cabinet is also expected to take a decision to ease some of the restrictions clamped in many parts of the state, in the background of the directives issued by the Union Home Ministry.