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‘Breather’ for Bengaluru: Covid-positive cases dip below 5k to 4,889

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Karnataka reports a high of 42,444 discharges as against 20,628 fresh cases, with 492 deaths

BENGALURU:

After nearly 51 days, Bengaluru’s Covid-19 daily cases have fallen below 5,000. On Saturday, the state capital officially reported 4,889 positive cases.

The last time Bengaluru reported 5,576 positive cases was on April 8. Since then, the city has seen a huge surge, which forced the Yediyurappa government to impose stricter measures amounting to a semi-lockdown.

As per the media bulletin released by the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department, Karnataka reported another high figure of 42,444 discharges, while also reporting 20,628 fresh positive cases and 492 deaths on Saturday.

Positivity rate still high

Karnataka’s positivity rate in the last 24 hours was 14.95%, while the case fatality rate (CFR) during the same period rose to 2.38%.

As per the bulletin, Bengaluru saw 4,889 fresh cases with 278 deaths, Mysuru 1,720 cases and 28 deaths, Tumakuru 1,102 cases and 12 deaths, and Belagavi 1,027 cases and 9 deaths.

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