On the flip side, Bengaluru has more than half of Karnataka’s active cases
In what seems on the surface like a respite for Covid-hit Bengaluru, the state capital has for the first time in nearly a month reported less than 10,000 Covid-positive cases. On Sunday, Bengaluru reported 8,344 fresh positive cases and 143 deaths. The city had on April 15 reported 10, 497 positive cases.
Meanwhile, Karnataka as a whole witnessed 31,531 fresh infections with 403 deaths. The state’s total caseload on Sunday reached 22,03,462 since the outbreak of the pandemic while the cumulative deaths are now 21,837, the Health Department said.
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Active cases statewide are 6,00,147, while Bengaluru alone has more than half of these at 3,61,380 active cases. So far, 15,81,457 people have been discharged statewide, including 36,475 on Sunday.
After Bengaluru, Tumakuru district on Sunday reported the second highest number of 2,138 positive cases, followed by Mysuru (1,811), Belagavi (1,762), Ballari (1,729), Hassan (1,182), Davanagere (1,155), and others.
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The Health Department said 26 deaths were reported in Ballari followed by Uttara Kannada (24), Bengaluru Rural (17), Hassan (18), Mandya (15), Shivamogga (14), Koppal (11), Kalaburagi (10) and others.