Karnataka on Saturday reported a single-day high of 918 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally in the state to 11,923, the Health Department said. Eleven deaths took the Covid-19 toll in the state to 191, it further said.
According to the health department bulletin, 11,923 people have tested positive so far since the outbreak of the pandemic, which includes 7,287 discharges, 4,441 active cases and 191 deaths.
“This is the highest-ever spike in the state as well as in Bengaluru, which recorded 596 cases,” a health department official said.
Of the day’s 191 deaths, 84 are from Bengaluru alone.
The days’s infections in other districts: 49 in Dakshina Kannada, 33 in Kalaburagi , 24 each in Ballari and Gadag, 19 in Dharwad, 17 in Bidar, and 14 each in Udupi, Hassan and Kolar.
According to the health department, 102 patients were discharged in Yadgir, 60 each in Ballari and Bidar, 41 in Raichur, 24 in Kalaburagi, 10 in Udupi, 9 in Uttara Kannada, and 8 each in Shivamogga and Dakshina Kannada.
Of the 11 deaths, 3 each were reported in Bengaluru and Bidar, 2 each in Kalaburagi and one each in Gadag, Ballari and Dharwad.
Those who died due to the virus were aged between 50 years and 95 years.