Health News, State, (Bengaluru), July 16:-Karnataka on Wednesday reported the highest single day spike in coronavirus cases with 3,176 cases and 87 deaths, taking the infection count to 47,253 and fatalities to 928, the health department said.
The total cases include 18,466 discharges and 27,853 active cases.
As many as 597 patients are recovering in the Intensive Care Units, the health department said.
According to the department bulletin, 1076 patients were discharged today after recovery.
It said 22,204 samples were tested on Wednesday taking the number of cumulative tests to 9,02,026 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state.
So far, 8.31 lakh samples have tested negative.
The surge in coronavirus cases today was contributed by Bengaluru which set a new record of 1,975 cases, highest in a single day, and the highest single day fatality of 60, the department said.
With this, Bengaluru has reported 22,944 coronavirus cases including 5,455 discharges, 17,051 active cases and 437 deaths till date.
Other districts where COVID-19 positive cases were reported are 139 in Dharwad, 136 in Ballari, 99 in Mysuru, 80 in Vijayapura, 76 in Dakshina Kannada, 67 in Kalaburagi, 52 in Udupi, 49 in Yadagiri, 48 in Uttara Kannada;
41 in Belagavi, 39 in Gadag, 35 each in Bidar and Davangere, 34 in Bagalkote, 32 in Chikkaballapura, 31 in Mandya, 29 in Shivamogga, 26 in Raichur, 25 in Hassan, 24 in Tumakuru and 23 in Kodagu.
Cases were also reported in Kolar, Koppal, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Bengaluru rural, Chamarajanagar, Haveri and Ramanagara.
The department said six deaths occurred in Mysuru, five in Dharwad, three each in Uttara Kannada and Bagalkote, two each in Chikkaballapura and Raichur and one each in Mandya, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga and Ramanagara.
Those who died were aged between 14 and 85.
Against the general perception that the elderly or people with co-morbidities are more prone to dying from the infection, a 14-year-old boy from Mysuru and two men aged 27 and 28 with no pre-medical conditions died.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)