Karnataka reports 761 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

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Bengaluru, Jan 7 (PTI) Karnataka has reported 761 new cases of COVID-19 and seven related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,24,898 and the death toll to 12,131, the Health department said on Thursday.

The day also saw 812 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 761 fresh cases reported on Thursday, 399 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

As of January 7 evening, cumulatively 9,24,898 COVID- 19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,131 deaths and 9,03,629 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

It said, out of 9,119 active cases, 8,914 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 205 are in ICU.

Out of the seven deaths reported on Thursday, 5 were from Bengaluru Urban, followed by Kolara and Tumakuru (1).

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 399, followed by Mysuru (45), Dakshina Kannada (37), Tumakuru and Hassan (25), Shivamogga (23), Chikkaballapurua (20) and others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,91,184, followed by Mysuru 52,685 and Ballari 38,949.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,81,220, followed by Mysuru (51,339) and Ballari (38,220).

A total of over 1,49,18,254 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,29,763 were tested on Thursday alone, and 10,377 among them were rapid antigen tests.PTI KSU SS PTI PTI