Karnataka reports 378 new Covid-19 infections, three fatalities

Health News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, February 18:-Karnataka on Wednesday (February 17) logged 378 fresh COVID-19 cases and three deaths, taking the infection count to 9,46,454 and the toll to 12,276, the health department said.

Recoveries at 537 outnumbered the fresh cases, taking the cumulative discharged figure to 9,28,461, leaving 5,698 active cases.

The department said there was one instance of severe Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) in Koppal district where a 35-year-old ASHA worker developed breathlessness and persistent cough after 20 minutes of second dose of Covishield vaccine.

“She has been managed locally and is presently hospitalised in the Gangavati General Hospital. Her vital parameters are stable,” the department said.

Cumulatively 9,46,454 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,276 deaths and 9,28,461 discharges.

Bengaluru Urban accounted for most number of infections with 253, followed by Dakshina Kannada 25, Mysuru 17 and Kalaburagi 10, while the rest were scattered over other districts

Bengaluru Urban also accounted for all three deaths.

Two districts – Bagalkote and Haveri reported zero infections and fatalities.

A total of 1.81 crore samples have been tested so far, with 54,624 on Wednesday, the bulletin said.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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