Mumbai: The state’s health expert said, 39,998 new COVID cases were reported in a single day in Karnataka, with 16,286 in Bengaluru, while 517 patients succumbed to coronavirus.
The bulletin states, “With 39,998 new cases recorded on Tuesday, the state’s COVID Tally shot 20,53,191, including 5,92,182 active cases, while the recovery increased to 14,40,621, including 34,752 were discharged during the day.”
Bengaluru recorded 16,286 new cases a day, taking its COVID tally to 9,99,805 with 3,60,619 active cases, while the recovery increased to 6,30,221 with 18,089 patients discharged in the last 24 hours.
The infection killed 517 people, including 275 in Bengaluru, 20,368 people died in the state and the federal toll was 8,964, as the epidemic spread in mid-March a year earlier.
The districts where more than 1,000 new cases have been registered include 2,360 in Tumkur, 1,823 in Ballari, 1,773 in Mysuru, 1,572 in Hassan, 1,138 in Bengaluru Rural, 1,125 in Shivamogga and 1,077 in Dakshina Kannada, with the rest in the remaining 23 districts across the state.
Of the 1,34,792 tests conducted during the day statewide, 10,560 were through rapid antigen detection and 1,24,232 via the RT-PCR method.
The statewide positivity rate was 29.67 per cent and the death rate was 1.29 per cent on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, vaccinations were carried out across the state, including 52560 people aged 5 years, and 44–4 years of age over 65 years.
“Cumulatively, 1,08,82,080 beneficiaries, including healthcare workers and frontline warriors received the jab since the nationwide vaccination drive was launched on January 16 across the southern state,” added the bulletin.