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Glimmer of hope: Karnataka sees record 58,395 Covid-19 recoveries


Fresh cases in Karnataka still high at 30,309, while Bengaluru sees 8,676 new infections


For the second straight day, recoveries of Covid patients across Karnataka outnumbered the daily Covid-19 infections reported in the state.

On Tuesday, Karnataka witnessed 58,395 recoveries, which is the highest ever since the pandemic broke out in March 2020. Bengaluru had the lion’s share of the recoveries, with 31,795 patients being discharged. On Monday, Karnataka had seen 34, 635 recoveries.

On the flip side, Karnataka reported 30,309 Covid-positive cases on Tuesday.

Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted: “Karnataka reports the highest-ever single-day recoveries with 58,395 recoveries on Tuesday. 30,309 cases were reported in the state today & recoveries have outnumbered the new cases. 8,676 new cases were reported in Bengaluru today while 31,795 people recovered.”

As of May 18 evening, cumulatively 22,72,374 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 22,838 deaths and 16,74,487 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

Total number of active cases in the state stood at 5,75,028.

While the positivity rate for the day stood at 32.50 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.73 per cent.

Among 525 deaths reported on Tuesday, 298 are from Bengaluru Urban, Ballari (28), Uttara Kannada (22), Bengaluru Rural (19), Hassan (18), Shivamogga and Tumakuru (15), Mysuru (13), followed by others.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 8,676, followed by Belagavi (2,118), Mysuru (1,916), Ballari (1,799), Tumakuru (1,562), Bengaluru Rural (1,339), Shivamogga (1,168) and Kolar (1,021).

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 10,73,072, followed by Mysuru 1,16,023 and Tumakuru 84,956.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 7,22,086, followed by Mysuru 1,00,645 and Tumakuru 57,684.

A total of over 2,80,70,180 samples have been tested so far, out of which 93,247 were tested on Tuesday alone.


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