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Covid-19 running rife: Bengaluru sees new high of 26,756 infections, Karnataka reports 48,296 cases

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Mysuru also a concern with 3,500 positives, followed by 1,801 in Tumakuru

Statewide fatality rate still low at 0.44%, but positivity rate alarming at 25.44%

BENGALURU:

The country’s IT capital, Bengaluru, reported a new all-time high of 26,756 Covid-19 positive cases on Friday, while Karnataka reported another spike of 48,296 cases overall.

Karnataka has now over 3.82 lakh active cases, of which 2.59 lakh are in Bengaluru alone.

After Bengaluru, Mysuru also rang alarm bells with its highest-ever 3,500 positive cases reported on Friday. Tumakuru reported 1,801, Mandya 1,348, Kalaburagi 1,256 and Dakshina Kannada 1,205, followed by other districts.

1 in 4 tested is infected

Bengaluru also witnessed 93 deaths, while the state reported 217, taking Karnataka’s case fatality rate to 0.44%. The state’s positivity rate now stands at an alarming 25.44%.

The day also saw 5,123 patients getting discharged after recovery in Bengaluru, while Karnataka overall saw 14,884 discharges.

Cumulatively, 15.23 lakh Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 15,523 deaths and 11,24,909 discharges,the Health Department said in a bulletin.

93 deaths in Bengaluru

Among the 217 deaths reported on Monday, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 93, Hassan 19, Mysuru 13, Ballari 11, Dharwad 7. Six deaths each were reported from Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Dakshina Kannada, Kalaburagi, Shivamogga and Tumakuru, five each from Kodagu, Mandya, Ramanagara and Uttara Kannada, three each from Kolar and Vijayapura, and two each from Chikkaballapur, Chikkamangalur, Haveri and Udupi.

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