DKS tests Covid positive as Karnataka sees a spike in new cases

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DK Shivakumar
Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar

Bengaluru: Karnataka Tuesday recorded a spike in Covid-19 cases even as Congress state president DK Shivakumar joined the list having tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

DKS, as he is known, was admitted to a local hospital here. He told the media that he is doing fine and had got admitted on the advice of doctors.

The Congress leader had just returned from Delhi after meeting the top brass of the party, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Meanwhile, the state reported 8161 new Covid positive cases, pushing the total to 2,91,826. The active cases stood at 82410.

Covid cases continue to grip the capital city with Tuesday recording 2294 new cases, taking the total to 1,12,087. There were 61 Covid-related deaths, taking the total to 1755.

In the districts, Ballari had 551 cases followed by Davanagere 318 and Belagavi 298. Mysuru had 1331 cases, but that was a cumulative figure of four days. Covid cases could not be recorded in Mysuru due to a strike by doctors.

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