COVID-19: Karnataka reports 368 new cases, two fatalities

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Bengaluru, Feb 15 (PTI) Karnataka on Monday clocked 368 new coronavirus cases and two deaths, taking the infection count and toll to 9,45,638 and 12,267 respectively, the health department said.

The second dose of the coronavirus vaccination drive for frontline and healthcare workers started today, it said.

According to a department bulletin, a total of 9,26,664 people were discharged so far, including 430 on Monday.

There were 5,772 active cases in the state which includes 128 in the ICU, the department added.

Bengaluru urban district reported 258 infections whereas both the fatalities of the day were reported in the city.

Cumulatively, the city has reported 4,02,212 infections, 4,430 deaths, 3,93,883 discharges, including 227 on Monday, and 3,898 active cases.

According to the bulletin, Tumakuru reported 25 fresh cases today followed by Shivamogga 20, Mandya 19, Hassan 14, Udupi 11, Mysuru and Kalaburagi 10 each.

Cases were also reported in Ballari, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Dharwad, and Uttara Kannada.

Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Gadag, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Ramanagar, Vijayapura and Yadgir districts recorded nil infection and zero fatality whereas Bagalkote reported one infection and zero fatality.

There were as many as 42,245 tests done on Monday including 40,517 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.80 crore, the department added.

According to the department, 13,840 out of 61,379 targeted COVID warriors were inoculated, which is 23 per cent of the target, on Monday.

Cumulatively, 5,10,474 out of 11,10,380 targeted corona warriors, comprising healthcare workers and frontline workers, have been vaccinated,it added. PTI GMS BN ADMINISTRATOR BN ADMINISTRATOR