Karnataka crosses one-lakh COVID-19 cases with highest single-day spike of 5,324 patients; 75 die in past 24 hours

South India

The state has the second highest active cases of 61,819 after Mahrashtra

Karnataka has gone past the one lakh-mark in its COVID-19 positive cases on Monday with the addition of highest single-day spike of 5,324 cases.

With 75 patients succumbing to the pandemic on Monday, the toll rose to 1,953 in the state.

The total number of positive cases stood at 1,01,465 making it only the fifth state in the country to cross one-lakh mark after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.

The state has the second highest active cases of 61,819 after Mahrashtra, which has as many as 1,48,601 active cases now.

It may be noted that this is the fourth day in a row that Karnataka reported over 5,000 cases in a single day.

The recovery rate fell slightly on Monday with 1,847 patients discharged after recording over 2,000 discharges on each of the last four days. The state’s recovery rate now stands at 37.14 percent and the total number of discharged patients is 37,685.

On Monday, state capital Bengaluru reported 1,470 cases. The city’s recovery rate stood at 25.97 percent and this is a major concern for the government as it far below the state’s figures of 37.14 percent.

As many as 784 patients were discharged in Bengaluru on Monday taking the total number of recovered patients to 12,189. As many as 26 patients succumbed to the disease on Monday in the city taking the toll to 917.

The state capital’s mortality rate is 1.95 percent and it is slightly above the state’s figure of 1.92 percent.


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