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Biggest single-day spike of 2,798 COVID-19 cases in Karnataka; 70 deaths


Team Udayavani, Jul 11, 2020, 9:50 PM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka on Saturday reported the biggest single-day spurt of 2,798 cases and a record 70 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections in the state to 36,216, the health department said. The day also saw a record 880 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of 2,798 fresh cases, a whopping 1,533 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone. The previous biggest single-day spike was recorded on July 10 with 2,313 cases.

As of July 11 evening, cumulatively 36,216 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 613 deaths and 14,716 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.

It said out of 20,883 active cases, 20,379 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 504 are in ICU.

Out of 70 deaths reported, 23 are from Bengaluru urban, 8 from Mysuru, among others. Most of the dead are either with a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like illness (ILI).

Out of 2,798 cases tested positive today, contacts of the majority of the cases are still under tracing.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounts for 1533 cases, followed by Dakshina Kannada 186, Udupi 90, Mysuru 83, Tumakuru 78, Dharwad 77 and Yadgir 74. Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 16,862 infections, followed by Dakshina Kannada 2,026 and Kalaburagi 2,024. A total of 7.99 lakh samples were tested so far, out of which 20,587 were tested on Saturday alone. So far 7.46 lakh samples have been reported as negative, and out of them 17,488 were reported negative today.

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