Over 12k samples tested in a day in K’taka: Suresh Kumar


Team Udayavani, May 28, 2020, 8:11 AM IST

Bengaluru: The state tested over 12,690 samples on Wednesday and is at the verge of achieving the target of setting up 60 labs by the end of this month.

“We tested over 12,690 samples today. We had expected to cross 10,000 samples by end of May, but we have already crossed it. Karnataka has got permission for 60 testing labs, out of the 59 are already functioning. The one left will start in two days,” Minister S Suresh Kumar, who is a spokesperson for COVID-19 in Karnataka, told reporters.

A total of 241,608 samples have been tested so far, out of which 12,694 were tested on Wednesday alone. So far 2,35,876 samples have reported as negative, and out of the 12,399 reported negative on Wednesday.

“Imported cases- returnees from other states and some from other countries, continue to add to the state”s tally of positive cases in large numbers,” the Minister said.

Bengaluru Urban district still tops the list of positive cases with a total of 282 infections, followed by Mandya 255 and Kalaburagi 185. Among discharges too, Bengaluru urban tops the list with 151, followed by Belagavi 89 and Mysuru 88, informed Suresh.

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