Karnataka reports 3,130 fresh COVID-19 cases,42 deaths

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Bengaluru, Oct 26 (PTI) Karnataka on Monday reported 3,130 new COVID-19 cases and 42 deaths, taking the infection count to 8,05,947 and toll to 10,947, the health department said.

The total cases comprise 7,19,558 discharges including 8,715 today and 75,423 total active cases including 942 in the ICU.

Buoyed by the tremendous reduction in the number of cases, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the recoveries were more than the fresh infections for the 12th consecutive day in the state.

'With 8,715 recoveries and 3,130 cases Karnataka witnessed more recoveries than new cases for the 12th consecutive day,' he tweeted.

He urged people to continue the fight against Covid-19 by wearing mask, ensuring hand hygiene and maintaining physical distance.

About 50 per cent of the infections and deaths in the state were contributed by Bengaluru Urban district with 1,603 fresh cases and 20 deaths on Monday.

Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,27,376 infections, 3,754 deaths, 2,74,397 discharges including 4,031 today and 49,224 active cases.

According to the health bulletin, 153 cases were reported in Dakshina Kannada district, 139 in Mysuru, 124 in Davangere, 98 in Hassan, 87 in Bengaluru Rural, 86 in Chitradurga, 75 in Kolar, 63 in Vijayapura, 57 in Tumakuru, 56 each in Chikkaballapura and Mandya and 51 in Bagalkote.

Ballari, Belagavi, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad, Haveri, Kalaburagi, Kodagu, Koppal, Raichur and Udupi were also among the districts which reported fresh coronavirush cases.

Cases were also reported in Bagalkote, Belagavi, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Mandya, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere, Gadag, Kalaburagi, Uttara Kannada, Vijayapura.

The health department said four deaths due to COVID-19 took place in Dakshina Kannada, three in Dharwad and two each in Ballari and Mysuru.

One death each were reported in Davangere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mandya, Ramanagara, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Yadgir districts.

Most of those who died of coronavirus were above 50 and they had Severe Acute Respiratory Illness, or Influenza Like Illness.

There were as many as 65,892 tests done on Monday including 54,937 using the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 74.47 lakh, the department added. PTI GMS BN WELCOME BN WELCOME