970 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, 3 deaths

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Bengaluru, Jan 8 (PTI) Karnataka reported 970 new COVID1cases of COVID-19 and 3 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,25,868 and the death toll to 12,134, the Health department said on Friday.

The day also saw 657 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 970 fresh cases, 479 were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

Cumulatively 9,25,868 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which include 12,134 deaths and 9,04,286 discharges, the Health department said in a bulletin.

Out of 9,429 active cases, 9,226 patients were in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 203 are in Intensive Care Units.

Two out of the three deaths reported on Friday were from Bengaluru Urban and one from Shivamogga.

Dakshina Kannada was second in number of new cases 62, Mysuru 45, Tumakuru 39, Kalaburgai 35, Belagavi 27, Bengaluru Rural and Mandya 26, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,91,663 infections, followed by Mysuru 52,730 and Ballari 38,970.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,81,460, followed by Mysuru 51,400 and Ballari 38,229.

A total of over 1,50,50,771 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,32,517 were tested on Friday alone. PTI KSU APR ADMINISTRATOR APR ADMINISTRATOR