Karnataka crossed two dismal milestones on Wednesday — Covid infections crossed the 3 lakh mark while Covid casualties went past 5,000.
The state reported 8,580 new cases and 133 fatalities on Wednesday, according to the health department bulletin. Happily, there were also 7,249 discharges on the same day.
As it has been from the onset of the pandemic, Bengaluru Urban accounted for the maximum number of fresh cases at 3,284.
“Today, 8,580 new positive cases are reported and 7,249 people have been discharged,” said Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey.
As of today, 300406 cases have been reported in Karnataka. This includes 211688 discharges. Today, 8580 new positive cases are reported & 7249 people have been discharged.@CMofKarnataka @BSYBJP @sriramulubjp @DrKSudhakar4 @CovidKarnataka @nimmasuresh @drashwathcn— PANKAJ KUMAR PANDEY, IAS (@iaspankajpandey) August 26, 2020
The cumulative case count on August 26 evening is 3,00,406, inclusive of 5,091 deaths and 2,11,688 discharges. Of the 83,608 still infected, 82,848 are in hospitals while 760 are in ICUs..
Of the statewide fatalities of 133, 31 were from Bengaluru Urban, followed by Mysuru 20, Dakshina Kannada 11, Dharwad 8, Ballari 7, Koppal 6, Bagalkot, Belagavi and Davanagere 5 each, Hassan 4, and Kolar, Tumkur and Vijayapura 3 each.
Bengaluru Rural, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Gadag, Haveri, Mandya, Raichur and Yadgir reported two fatalities each while Chikkamagalur, Shivamogga, Udupi and Uttara Kannada accounted for one death each.
As has been the trend, most of the victims were either suffering from SARI or ILI.
The roll call of the largest number of new cases was: Bengaluru Urban 3,284, Mysuru 951, Ballari 510, Dakshina Kannada 314, Belagavi 289, Dharwad 255, Udupi 251 and Davanagere 233.
Bengaluru Urban remains the ‘positive’ leader with a cumulative case load of 1,15,371, followed by Ballari with 19,046 and Mysuru with 14,880. In the balancing act of discharges, Bengaluru Urban leads with 77,531, followed by Ballari with 13,264 and Mysuru with 10,656.
A total of 25,80,621 swab samples have been tested so far, of which 67,066 were tested on Wednesday, inclusive of 25,886 Rapid Antigen tests.