Health News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, October 22:- Karnataka reported 5,872 new cases of COVID-19 and 88 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 7,82,773 and the death toll to 10,696, the Health Department said on Wednesday (October 21).
The day also saw 9,289 patients getting discharged after recovery.
Out of 5,872 fresh cases reported Wednesday, 2,717 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone. As of October 21 evening, cumulatively 7,82,773 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 10,696 deaths and 6,71,618 discharges, the Health Department said in its bulletin.
It said, out of 1,00,440 active cases, 99493 patients are in isolation at designated Covid Hospitals and stable, while 947 are in ICU.
A total of over 69,52,835 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,08,241 were tested on Wednesday alone, and 21,623 among them were rapid antigen tests (RAT).
Karnataka conducted 1,08,241 Covid tests across 155 labs in a single day today, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said.
“So far we conducted 69,52,835 tests with a positivity rate of 5.2 per cent, 947 patients out of 1,00,440 active cases i.e.0.94 per cent cases are being treated in ICU. State’s case fatality rate stands at 1.49 per cent,” he said in a tweet.
Out of 88 deaths reported today, 53 are from Bengaluru urban, followed by Dakshina Kannada (9), Tumakuru (4), Hassan, Kalaburagi and Mysuru (3), Ballari, Bengaluru Rural and Dharwad (2), Belagavi, Chitradurga, Davngere, Koppal, Ramanagara, Shivamogga and Vijayapura (1).
Most of the dead are either with a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like illness (ILI).
Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounted for 2,717, Bengaluru Rural 366, Davangere 304, Mysuru 220, Dakshina Kannada 215, Mandya 208, Shivamogga 177, Ballari 145, Tumakuru 143, Hassan 140, followed by others.
Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,15,559 infections, followed by Mysuru 45,864 and Ballari 36,221. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with total 2,48,584 discharges, followed by Mysuru 39,886 and Ballari 33,816. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)