COVID-19: Karnataka reports 783 infections, two fatalities

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Bengaluru, Mar 11 (PTI) The uptrend in fresh COVID-19 cases in Karnataka continued with the 783 more testing positive on Thursday, taking the infection count to 9,51,600 as the active cases rose by over 2,000 since this month beginning.

Two more deaths took the COVID-19 toll to 12,336, the health department said.

According to a bulletin, 9,37,353 people have been discharged cumulatively so far including 406 on Thursday.

The total positive cases There were 7,831 active cases in the state which includes 110 in the intensive care units, the department added.

Active cases stood at 5,824 on March 1 and has been climbing steadily since then.

Maximum cases of the day in the state was contributed by Bengaluru urban district, which reported 492 infections whereas both the deaths happened in the city while rest of the districts reported zero coronavirus related deaths.

Cumulatively, the city has reported 4,09,655 infections, 4,514 deaths, 3,99,315 discharges, including 191 on Thursday, and 5,825 active cases.

There was zero infection and zero fatality in Haveri whereas, one infection and zero fatality was reported in Kolar, Koppal and Ramanagar.

A total of 73,101 tests were done on Thursday with 68,466 of them using the RT-PCR method, taking the total tests done so far to 1.96 crore, the department added.

On Thursday, 9,344 people were vaccinated including the first dose to 7,388 general public.

There were no instance of adverse event following immunization (AEFIs), the department added. PTI GMS VS VS