South India Covid-19 Updates: Big jump in fresh cases in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh


Karnataka recorded the highest daily increase of new coronavirus cases on Friday. The state reported 45 new cases, according to the morning health department bulletin.

Seven of these cases have been reported from Bengaluru, while the other new cases are from Belagavi (11), Uttara Kannada (12), Davangere (14) and Ballari (1).

With this, the total number of cases in the state has risen to 750. The total deaths stood at 30 and recoveries at 371. However, the state has been able to maintain the trend of discharged patients being less than active cases (353).

Among the 45 new cases reported on Friday, except for three patients, two from Bengaluru and one from Ballari, all of the patients are contacts of an already infected patient.

Andhra Pradesh reported 54 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1887. Out of this, 345 have so far recovered and have been discharged, while 41 have died. With the latest updates, Kurnool, Guntur and Krishna districts continued to be the major hotbeds in the state.

Kurnool contributed 7 out of the 54 fresh cases reported in the state.  Besides, Visakhapatnam contributed 11 new cases. According to the medical bulletin, 156,681 samples were tested so far.

The second worst-hit district, Guntur, added one new case in the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday, taking the total to 374. Krishna district reported six cases as its count rose to 322. Chittoor district in the red zone in Andhra, reported three fresh case.

Vizianagaram, which was the only lone green zone in the state, has now reported one coronavirus case. Six other districts of the state did not report any new case, as per the bulletin.

Kerala reported one case on Friday. The patient is a kidney patient who from Chennai to Ernakulam. With this Ernakulam has lost the status of a Covid-free district. It was elevated to Green Zone with no cases reported for more than a month now.

The state has 33 hotspots now and 20157 persons under observation, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He said that a total of 127 persons were admitted in hospitals on Friday.

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