(Eds: Updating with Health Minister's quote and inputs) Bengaluru, Jun 11 (PTI) For the first time in two months, Karnataka recorded less than five per cent COVID-19 positivity rate on Friday, as the state reported 8,249 new cases and 159 deaths, taking the tally to 27.47 lakh and the toll to 32,644.
The day also saw 14,975 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases.
Out of 8,249 new cases reported on Friday, 1,154 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 4,769 discharges and 48 deaths.
Cumulatively 27,47,539 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 32,644 deaths and 25,11,105 discharges,the Health department said in a bulletin.
The total number of active cases in the state is 2,03,769.
While the positivity rate for the day stood at 4.86 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 1.92 per cent.
'Covid numbers fall sharply, raising hopes of quicker unlocking: Positivity rate falls below 5% in Karnataka, first time in 2 months.
Positivity rate in Bengaluru falls below 2%.
Cases in Bengaluru in fall to 1,154.
New cases in Karnataka fall to 8,249, lowest in two months,' Health Minister K Sudhakar tweeted.
Out of 159 deaths reported on Friday, 48 were from Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru (20), Haveri (10), Ballari and Dharwad (9), Shivamogga (7), followed by others.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 1,154, Mysuru 817, Hassan 733, Tumakuru 576, followed by others.
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases with a total of 11,92,886, followed by Mysuru 1,56,063 and Tumakuru 1,11,063.
Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 10,85,862, followed by Mysuru 1,39,856 and Tumakuru 1,00,777.
Cumulatively a total of 3,13,63,615 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,69,695 were tested on Friday alone. PTI KSU APR ADMINISTRATOR APR ADMINISTRATOR