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Karnataka on Tuesday reported as many as 14,366 new COVID cases, showing a massive drop in daily COVID count. Today's count is about 71% lower than yesterday's numbers. On Monday, the state had reported 24,172 cases, the state health department data revealed. Currently, the positivity rate in the state stands at 13.45% and the active caseload is 1,97,725. 

Of the new cases recorded today, a total of 6,685 were reported from Bengaluru. The active cases in the state stand around 10,500. 

In the last 24 hours, Karnataka also saw 58 deaths, of which 7 were reported from the capital city, and 60,914 discharges. 

As many as 1,06,799 swab samples were tested the day before. 

After a massive rise in cases over the first three weeks of January, the daily count started coming down from late last week. On Sunday, the state had reported 28,264 fresh Covid-19 cases and 68 deaths. Also, 33,337 new Covid infections and 70 deaths on Saturday. Karnataka had seen a decline in new Covid cases on Friday at 31,198, while the state had recorded 50 deaths.

Karnataka government's decision to end the night curfew and several other relaxations related to Covid-19 curbs was implemented from Mon. Earlier, in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the government had imposed curbs including night curfew and weekend curfew from January 4.

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