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Karnataka sees record single-day spike of 7,883 new Covid-19 cases

The state's overall Covid-19 tally crosses 1.96 lakh, including 80,343 active cases

New Delhi: Karnataka on Wednesday registered record 7,883 new Covid-19 cases within 24 hours, taking the state's overall tally to 1,96,494, including 80,343 active cases.

701 of the over 80,000 active cases have been admitted to the ICU.

The number of recoveries reached 1,12,633, including 7,034 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

Death toll rose to 3,510 with 113 more deaths getting reported.

The state capital Bengaluru saw record 2,802 cases in a day, the state health department said in its daily bulletin.

Meanwhile, the Kodagu-Kerala border opened for vehicular movement after nearly five months of closure. Also, following an SC direction, the state changed home isolation period of discharged Covid patients to seven days with self-monitoring, while it was 14 days earlier.

Twenty three out of 113 deaths were from Bengaluru urban, followed by Mysuru (11), Ballari (9), Dakshina Kannada (7), Belagavi, Hassan, Davangere and Tumakuru (6 each), Raichur and Shivamogga (4 each), Udupi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Bidar and Chamarajanagara (3 each), Dharwad, Koppal, Vijayapura, Chikkamagaluru, Yadgir, Chikkaballapura and Kolar (2 each) and Gadag and Haveri (1 each). Most of the deceased either had a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like illness (ILI).

Among the districts where new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounted for 2,802, Ballari 635, Mysuru 544, Belagavi 314, Dharwad 269, Udupi 263, Hassan 258, Davangere 239, Dakshina Kannada 229, Koppal 202, followed by others. Bengaluru urban district topped the list of positive cases with a total of 79,840 infections, followed by Ballari 11,995 and Mysuru 8,467, the bulletin said. Among discharges too Bengaluru urban was on top with 45,034 discharges, followed by Ballari 6,231 and Kalaburagi 5,326. A total of 18,26,317 samples were tested so far, out of which 53,326 were tested on Wednesday alone. Among the samples tested today 26,076 were Rapid Antigen tests.

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