COVID-19: 317 new cases in Karnataka, 5 deaths

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Bengaluru, Feb 22 (PTI) Karnataka reported 317 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 related fatalities on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 9,48,466 and the death toll to 12,299.

The day also saw 287 patients getting discharged after recovery, pushing the tally to 9,30,087, the Health department said.

It said, out of 6,061 active cases, 5,933 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and stable, while 128 are in ICU.

A total of over 1,83,80,495 samples have been tested so far, out of which 45,868 were tested on Monday alone, and 1,855 among them were rapid antigen tests, according to a department bulletin.

Out of the 5 deaths reported today, 3 are from Bengaluru Urban and one each from Dharwad and Tumakuru.

Among the districts where the new cases were recorded, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 181, Mysuru 29, Tumakuru 17, Udupi 14, Dakshina Kannada 10, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,03,943, followed by Mysuru 53,941 and Ballari 39,221.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,95,104, followed by Mysuru 52,753 and Ballari 38,594.