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In ‘peak’ season, Bengaluru sees 8,155 Covid cases

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Karnataka witnesses 11,265 fresh infections, 38 deaths

BENGALURU:

As far as ‘records’ go, the second and more infectious wave of the novel coronavirus is cocking a snook at its ‘first cousin’ of 2020 and even its own dreaded performance of a couple of days ago. On Sunday, Bengaluru had reported around 7,584 Covid-positive cases – a new all-time high for the city since the pandemic broke out in March last year. Then, within the span of just three days, that ‘high’ also went into the dustbin when Bengaluru clocked 8,155 positive cases on Wednesday.

The city also reported around 23 deaths – a morbid reminder to Bengalureans not to lower their guard and continue observing Covid-appropriate behaviour.

The total caseload as on Wednesday for Bengaluru stood at 5,02,024, while over 4,33,923 patients have recovered from the disease. Bengaluru also has the highest statewide figure of 63,167 active cases. The infection’s cumulative death toll in Bengaluru is 4,933, according to the Karnataka Health Department.

Bengaluru break-up

April 13: 5,500 cases, 55 deaths
April 12: 6,387 cases, 40 deaths
April 11: 7,584 cases, 27 deaths
April 10: 4,384 cases, 19 deaths
April 9: 5,576 cases, 29 deaths
April 8: 4,422 cases, 22 deaths
April 7: 4,991 cases, 25 deaths
April 6: 4,266 cases, 19 deaths
April 5: 3,728 cases, 18 deaths
April 4: 2,787 cases, 8 deaths
April 3: 3,002 cases, 6 deaths

Karnataka’s positivity rate is 9.94%

The positivity rate for Karnataka is slowly and surely climbing, and now stands at 9.94%. On Sunday the positivity rate was at 7.72% amid the massive surge in coronavirus cases in the last few weeks. The case fatality rate remains at 0.33%.

In the districts where new cases were reported, Kalaburagi reported 376, Mysuru 356, Bidar 290, Tumakuru 245, Ballari 159, Dakshina Kannada 140, Hassan 132, Dharwad 127, Vijayapura 122, Kolar 116, Udupi 110 and Belagavi 107, followed by others.

Of the other fatalities, five were in Mysuru, three each are from Kalaburagi and Dharwad, 2 from Bidar, and one each from Ballari and Tumakuru.

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