COVID-19: 857 new cases and 7 deaths in Karnataka

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Bengaluru, Dec 26 (PTI) Karnataka on Saturday reported 857 new cases of COVID-19 and 7 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,15,345 and the death toll to 12,051.

The day also saw 964 patients getting discharged after recovery.

A total of over 1,36,09,914 samples have been tested so far, out of which 95,552 were tested on Saturday alone, and 5,167 among them were rapid antigen tests.

Till date tests have been conducted on 1,434 UK passengers who have come to the state, and out of them 23 are positive, 908 are negative and results of 503 are awaited.

Out of 857 fresh cases reported today, 471 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

As of December 26 evening, cumulatively 9,15,345 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,051 deaths and 8,89,881 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.

It said, out of 13,394 active cases,13,189 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and stable, while 205 are in ICU.

According to the bulletin, 4 out of the total 7 deaths reported today are from Bengaluru Urban, followed by Ballari, Bengaluru Rural and Kalaburagi (1).

The dead are either with a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like illness (ILI).

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounted for 471, Mysuru 62, Dakshina Kannada 34, Tumakuru 32, Shivamogga 31, Chikkaballapura 25, followed by others.

Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,86,057 infections, followed by Mysuru 52,186 and Ballari 38,797.

Among discharges too Bengaluru urban tops the list with total 3,72,970 discharges, followed by Mysuru 50,630 and Ballari 37,963.PTI KSU BN WELCOME BN WELCOME