Karnataka: 1,275 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Karnataka logged 1,275 new Covid-19 cases and four related fatalities, taking the caseload to 9.63 lakh and the toll to 12,407, the Health department said on Wednesday.
The day also saw 479 patients getting discharged after recovery.
Bengalluru Urban, with 786 cases, continued to top the state in the number of infections.
Cumulatively 9,63,614 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,407 deaths and 9,40,968 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.
Of 10,220 active cases, 10,086 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 134 are in Intensive Care Units.
Bengaluru Urban reported three of the four deaths on Wednesday, the other coming from Mysuru.
Among districts, Dakshina Kannada was behind Bengaluru Urban with 72 cases, Kalaburagi had 61, Bidar 47, Udupi 42, Mysuru 35, followed by others.
Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,13,485, followed by Mysuru 54,584 and Ballari 39,431.
Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 4,01,610, followed by Mysuru 53,295 and Ballari 38,716.
A total of over 2,00,08,072 samples have been tested so far, out of which 86,648 were tested on Wednesday alone.
Karnataka to daily conduct one lakh Covid-19 tests
Amid the rising Covid-19 cases across the country, the Karnataka government on Wednesday informed that the daily tests of Covid-19 will be increased to one lakh in the state.
“In order to prevent and mitigate the second wave of Covid-19, the daily target of tests in the state has been increased to one lakh,” read a release by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, Government of Karnataka.
State Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K tweeted about the same. He said: “In order to prevent and mitigate the second wave of Covid-19, the daily target of tests in the state has been increased to 1 lakh.”
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the chief ministers across the country. He raised concern over the rising number of Covid-19 cases across the country.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how the world can come together to fight a common threat”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and added the lessons from the pandemic must not be forgotten.
As many as 28,903 new Covid-19 cases and 17,741 recoveries were reported in India in the last 24 hours, the union health ministry informed on Wednesday morning.
With the addition of fresh infections, the total cases in the country reached 1,14,38,734, including 2,34,406 active cases and 1,10,45,284 recoveries. The death toll stands at 1,59,044 including 188 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.
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