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Bengaluru sees highest single-day spike of 20,733 COVID-19 cases; 77 deaths reported

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Overall, Karnataka reports 34,804 cases, 143 deaths

BENGALURU:

The state capital scaled yet another dubious peak of 20,733 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the highest single-day figure since the pandemic broke out last year. Bengaluru also recorded 77 fatalities due to the infection, taking its cumulative Covid toll to 5,800, according to the Karnataka Health Department.

The case positivity rate of Karnataka now stands at an alarming 19.70 per cent amid a massive surge in coronavirus cases in the last few weeks.

The number of cumulative cases on Sunday in Bengaluru stood at 6,53,656 while over 4,67,313 patients have recovered from the disease. Bengaluru currently has 1,80,542 active cases.

Sunday’s overall Covid deaths statewide were 143. Apart from 77 in Bengaluru Urban, the other fatalities were 16 in Ballari, nine in Mysuru, seven in Kalaburagi, six each in Dharwad and Tumakuru, four in Hassan, three in Mandya, two each in Bidar, Haveri, Kolar and Vijayapura and one each in Chamrajanagar, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Raichur and Uttara Kannada.

Karnataka cumulative toll 14,426

Karnataka on Sunday logged its biggest single-day spike of 34,804 new cases of Covid-19 and 143 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 13,39,201 and the total death toll to 14,426.

Apart from Bengaluru Urban, in the districts where the new cases were reported, Tumakuru accounted for 1,153, Kodagu 1,077, Bengaluru Rural 864, Mandya 814, Ballari 732, Mysuru 700 and Kalaburagi 626, followed by others.

Out of the 2,62,162 active cases in the state, 1,492 are in the ICU as of the last 24 hours.

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