Karnataka breaches 75K mark in total Covid cases

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Bengaluru: On a day when the week-long lockdown was lifted in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts, Karnataka on Wednesday breached the 75K mark of total Covid-19 cases with 4764 testing positive. This bump on Wednesday took the total to 75,833 cases with 55 deaths today, taking the toll to 1519.

Bengaluru reported 2050 new Covid cases, taking the total to 36,993. Fifteen deaths were reported today, taking the toll to 735.

In just 22 days of July, the number of Covid cases and fatalities in the state crossed 75K mark and 1519 respectively, even as the pace of recovery dipped significantly.

The dip in pace of recovery indicates an increase in rate of acute cases. Earlier, most patients recovered quickly, but now, there’s a high proportion of cases in hospitals.

However, going by the war room data, those recovering are spending an average of 13 days in hospital now, compared to about 12 days on average in the second week of June, which is not significantly different.

Seventy-seven per cent of the state’s total cases were reported in the first 20 days of July. Of them, 55% were from Bengaluru. Similarly, 83% of the 1,403 deaths have been witnessed this month, with Bengaluru accounting for more than half.

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