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Covid contrasts: Karnataka’s mortality rate falls, but highest single-day spike of 4,764 cases

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BENGALURU:

On Day 1 of Karnataka’s Unlock2, the state’s mortality rate has drastically come down as a relatively small number of 55 deaths was reported statewide on Wednesday, of which 15 are from Bengaluru. However, on the flip side, the state has created a new ‘record’ with the highest-ever single-day number of 4,764 fresh Covid cases, taking its overall caseload to 75,883.

Karnataka now has 47,069 active cases, inclusive of Bengaluru’s 27,969. Also, the state capital has the highest death toll in the state of 735.

As per the bulletin released by the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department, Bengaluru once again has the highest number of positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, with 2,050 patients getting admitted to different Covid hospitals, followed by 281 in Udupi, 219 in Belagavi, 175 in Kalaburagi, 162 in Dakshina Kannada, 158 in Dharwad, 145 in Mysuru, 139 in Bengaluru Rural, 134 in Ballari and 110 in Chikkaballapur.

Of the 618 ICU cases statewide, Bengaluru Urban has 336, followed by 37 in Kalaburagi, 35 in Dharwad and just one each in Chikkamagalur and Vijayapura.

The state has also witnessed the discharge of 1,780 patients in the last 24 hours, Bengaluru accounting for 812 of them.

As per the release issued by Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar, the mortality rate has come down both in Bengaluru and the state, at 1.98% and 2.00% respectively.

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