COVID-19: Karnataka logs 4,225 new cases,26 deaths

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Bengaluru, Mar 31 (PTI) Registering a sharp spike in daily infections, Karnataka on Wednesday reported 4,225 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 more fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,97,004 and the death toll to 12,567, the Health department said.

The day also saw 1,492 patients getting discharged after recovery.

The state had recorded 2,975 new cases yesterday.

Of the fresh infections reported on Wednesday, 2,928 were from Bengaluru Urban district alone.

As of March 31 evening, cumulatively 9,97,004 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which include 12,567 deaths and 9,56,170 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

It said there were a total of 28,248 active cases in the State, including 266 in ICU.

Among 26 deaths reported on Wednesday, 18 are from Bengaluru Urban, two each from Kalaburagi and Tumakuru, and one each from Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Kolara and Chikkamagaluru.

Bidar accounted for 159 cases today, Mysuru 142, Tumakuru 138 and Kalaburagi 137, followed by others. PTI RS BN BN