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Alarm bells: 630 Covid cases in Bengaluru, 992 statewide

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On the flip side, single-digit cases in 20 districts and just one death statewide in Mysuru

BENGALURU:

Amid the scare of a second Covid-19 wave knocking at Karnataka’s door, Bengaluru registered by far the highest number of 630 fresh cases on Saturday but thankfully also registered ‘zero’ fatalities.

Another cause for relief was that apart from Mysuru district, the other 29 districts kept company with Bengaluru in reporting ‘zero’ deaths in the 24 hours till Saturday, as per a Health Department media bulletin.

According to the bulletin, Karnataka reported 992 positive cases, inching closer to the alarm-bell mark of 1,000-plus cases and strengthening official apprehensions of a second wave in common with neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, which are seeing a surge in positive cases and fatalities.

Apart from one death, Mysuru reported the second highest number of 47 positive cases while Dakshina Kannada district reported 43, followed by Tumakuru with 38 and Kalaburagi with 35. Nearly 20 districts reported positive cases in single digits while Chamarajanagar, Haveri, Koppala and Ramanagara districts reported ‘zero’ cases.

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