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COVID-19: Karnataka logs 11,265 fresh cases including 140 in Dakshina Kannada


Team Udayavani, Apr 15, 2021, 9:13 AM IST

Bengaluru: Driven by unprecedented rise in COVID cases in Bengaluru, where the caseload breached the five lakh mark on Wednesday, Karnataka reported 11,265 fresh infections and 38 deaths, taking the tally and toll to 10,94,912 and 13,046, the health department said.

Bengaluru urban district accounted for 8,155 infections and 23 deaths on Wednesday.

The city’s has so far reported 5,02,024 infections and 4,933 deaths. The active cases stood at 63,167.

According to a department bulletin, there were 9,96,367 discharges cumulatively in the state, including 4,364 on Wednesday.

There were 85,480 active cases in Karnataka which includes 506 in the ICU.

The bulletin said 376 infections were reported in Kalaburagi, 356 in Mysuru, 290 in Bidar, 245 in Tumakuru, 159 in Ballari, 140 in Dakshina Kannada, 132 in Hassan, 127 in Dharwad, 122 in Vijayapura, 116 in Kolar, 110 in Udupi and 107 in Belagavi.

Cases were also reported in Bagalkote, Bengaluru Rural, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere, Gadag, Haveri, Kodagu, Koppal, Mandya, Raichur, Ramanagara and Shivamogga.

Besides Bengaluru, deaths have been reported in other districts as well — five in Mysuru, three each in Kalaburagi and Dharwad, two in Bidar and one each in Ballari and Tumakuru.

There were 1,13,242 tests done on Wednesday including 1,05,630 using the RT PCR and other methods, taking the total tests conducted so far to 2.30 crore.

Cumulatively, 61.26 lakh vaccinations were done since the inoculation drive started in the state on January 16, the department added.

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