COVID-19: Karnataka reports 529 fresh infections, four deaths

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Bengaluru, Jan 26 (PTI) Karnataka on Tuesday reported 529 fresh coronavirus cases and four deaths, taking the total infections to 9,36,955 and fatalities to 12,204, the health department said.

A department bulletin said 738 patients were discharged today after recovery.

The active cases stood at 6,633 including 147 patients in the ICU.

The caseload include 9,18,099 discharges.

Bengaluru urban district accounted for 276 fresh infections and two fatalities.

Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,97,609 infections, 4,382 deaths, 3,88,962 discharges, including 452 on Tuesday, and 4,264 active cases.

According to the bulletin, 36 infections were reported in Tumakuru, 33 in Chikkaballapura, 26 in Mysuru, 19 in Dakshina Kannada, 16 in Uttara Kannada, 15 in Kalaburagi, 14 in Hassan, 13 in Belagavi, 11 each in Bengaluru Rural and Chitradurga.

Cases were also reported in Ballari, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere, Dharwad, Kodagu, Mandya, Shivamogga, Udupi and Yadgir.

Apart from Bengaluru, two deaths took place in Mysuru.There were zero deaths in 28 districts.

Bagalkote, Gadag and Koppal reported zero cases and nil fatalities whereas Bidar, Chamarajanagar and Ramanagara reported one infection each and zero fatalities.

Regarding the vaccination programme, the health department said against the targeted coverage of 1,094 vaccinations of the day, 435 people were vaccinated, which is 40 per cent.

Cumulatively, 1,77,022 people have been vaccinated against the target of 3,18,331, which is 56 per cent.

There were zero instances of Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI).

There were as many as 65,563 tests done on Tuesday including 58,712 using the RT-PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.67 crore, the department added.