Karnataka records highest single-day spike in new COVID cases

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Covid-19 spreading to districts in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Karnataka Wednesday reported the highest single day spike in Covid-19 case with 9860 people testing positive. Yesterday the figure was 9058.

With today’s figures, the total caseload has gone up to 3,61,341 while the active cases stood at 94,489.

With 113 patients succumbing to the virus, the total number of deaths went up to 5950.

Bengaluru too witnessed a steep rise in new Covid cases with 3420 people testing positive, taking the caseload to 1,35,512. The city also saw 32 people succumbing to the virus. With this, the total number of deaths in Bengaluru alone crossed the 2000 mark.

Covid cases are on the rise in districts too. While Mysuru reported 667 new cases, Belagavi had 470 followed by Ballari (433), Dakshina Kannada (414), Tumakuru (337) Shivamogga (342), Dharwad (327) and Davanagere (321).

Karnataka has the highest percentage of active cases in India — 94,489. Karnataka is fourth in caseload after Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka, along with two neighbouring states — Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh — account for 43% of all Covid cases in the country, the Union health ministry has said.

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