For the first time this year, Bengaluru records over 1000 fresh COVID-19 cases

By Rabia Shireen

Bengaluru crossed the 1,000-mark in Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours on Friday. For the first time in about four months, the state capital made up 1,037 of the 1,587 accounting for 65 percent of the cases reported across the state.

The last time the city recorded over 1,000 cases in a day was on 22 November 2020, when it saw 1,039 infections. Karnataka, too has logged a four-digit spike for the fourth day in a row. There are 12,067 active cases in the state and 8,623 of them are from Bengaluru. The state’s daily Covid death rate stands at 0.6 %, with ten more deaths registered, the death toll has increased to 12,425.

The 24 state hours conducted and 91 daily,884 tests positivity in the rate last stood at 1.7 %. The growth in daily cases was also seen in Kalaburagi 61, Tumakuru 50, Mysuru 49, Dakshina Kannada 47, Bidar 40, and Belagavi 37. Except for Bagalkot, all other 29 districts reported for at least one Covid case.

The recoveries have reached 9,42,178, and 869 patients got discharged after recovery. A total of 2,01,93,326 samples have been tested so far, out of which 91,884 were tested on Friday, including 6,209 rapid antigen tests.

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