Friday’s humongous Covid case count of 515 makes Karnataka’s previous single-day record of 388 cases on June 2 look like small potatoes. The Friday addition takes the state’s tally to 4,835, as per the health department.
Of the 515 fresh cases, 482 are returnees from other states, with the lion’s share of 471 from neighbouring Maharashtra.
Udupi district saw a major spike of over 200 cases, with its tally breaching the 700 mark to touch 768.
The total of 4,835 Covid-19 positive cases includes 57 deaths and 1,688 discharges, the department bulletin said. Out of 3,088 active cases, 3,075 are in isolation in designated hospitals while 13 are in ICUs.
On Friday, 83 patients were discharged. According to the state Covid-19 war room, of the 4,835 cases, 93 per cent (4,488 cases) are asymptomatic and 7 per cent (347) are symptomatic.
The new cases include 471 from Maharashtra, three from Delhi, two each from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana, one from Tamil Nadu, and one with a travel history to Indonesia. The remaining cases include contacts of existing patients, those from containment zones, those who travelled from other districts, and those whose contact history is still being traced.
On Friday, Udupi reported 204 cases, Yadgir 74, Vijayapura 53, Kalaburagi 42, Bidar 39, Belagavi 36, Mandya 13, Bengaluru Rural 12, Bengaluru Urban 10, Dakshina Kannada 8, Uttara Kannada 7, Hassan, Dharwad and Chikkaballapura 3 each, Ramanagara and Haveri 2 each, and Davanagere, Bagalkot, Ballari and Kolar one each.
Udupi tops the list of positive cases with 768 infections, followed by Kalaburagi with 552 and Bengaluru Urban with 434. However, in discharges, Bengaluru Urban leads with 271, followed by Davangere with 147 and Mandya with 146.
A total of 3,60,720 samples have been tested so far, of which 13,627 were tested on Friday. So far, 3,49,951 samples have reported negative, of whichand 12,797 reported negative on Friday.