Karnataka logs 746 fresh COVID-19 cases and three deaths

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Bengaluru, Jan 13 (PTI) Karnataka on Wednesday reported 746 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, taking the infection count to 9,29,552 and toll to 12,152.

The number of patients infected with the UK strain of the coronavirus increased to 13 with two more cases detected, the health department said.

It said 46 UK returnees and 26 of their primary contacts have tested positive for COVID-19 till date.

There were as many as 1,13,515 tests done on Wednesday including 1,06,592 using the RT-PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.56 crore, the department added.

The total caseload comprises 9,08,494 discharges including 765 today, while active cases stood at 8,887 including 193 patients in the ICU.

Bengaluru urban district reported 426 new cases and two deaths.

Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,93,673 infections, 4,352 deaths, 3,83,642 discharges, including 385 on Wednesday, and 5,678 active cases.

A Health department bulletin said 39 infections were reported in Chikkaballapura, 31 in Mysuru, 24 each in Chitradurga and Davangere, 20 in Dakshina Kannada, 18 each in Hassan, Belagavi and Bengaluru Rural district, 17 in Ballari, 16 in Kalaburagi and 15 in Shivamogga.

Cases were also reported in Bagalkote, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad, Gadag and Kodagu.

Haveri and Koppal reported zero infections and zero fatalities.

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