Karnataka reports highest single-day spike of 14,859 covid-19 cases, 9,917 from Bengaluru1 min read . Updated: 16 Apr 2021, 06:53 PM IST
- Out of the 14,859 fresh cases reported on Friday, 9,917 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone
Karnataka today reported its sharpest single-day spike of 14,859 fresh coronavirus cases and 78 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 11.24 lakh and the death toll to 13,190, the Health Department said.
4,031 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours after they recovered from covid-19 taking the total number of recoveries to 10,03,985. The number of active cases in the state is currently at 1,07,315. The positivity rate stands at 11.11% while the case fatality rate is at 0.52%
The state had previously reported its biggest single-day spike of 14,738 cases on Thursday.
Out of the 14,859 fresh cases reported on Friday, 9,917 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone and it also reported 57 deaths due to covid-19.
Among the 78 deaths reported on Friday, 57 were from Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru (5), Kalaburagi (3), Bidar and Tumakuru (2), and one each from Ballari, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapura, Mandya, Ramanagara, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Yadgir.
Among the districts where new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 9,917, Kalaburagi 488, Tumakuru 432, Mysuru 415, Bengaluru Rural 358, Bidar 326, followed by others.
Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases with a total of 5,22,438, followed by Mysuru 60,163 and Ballari 41,498.
Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 4,37,801, followed by Mysuru 56,395 and Ballari 39,526.
A total of over 2,33,04,701 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,33,737 were done on Friday alone.
Meanwhile, COVID-19-related restrictions like "corona curfew" that are in place will continue and the government will decide on the future course of action aimed at controlling its spread on April 20, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Friday.
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