760 recoveries outnumber 428 new Covid cases in Karnataka

With 760 patients discharged, recoveries outnumbered 428 new Covid cases in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.

“Recoveries rose to 9,18,859 so far, with 760 discharged during the day, while 428 new cases on Tuesday increased the state’s Covid-19 tally to 9,37,383, including 6,298 active cases,” said the bulletin.

With only 3, including one each in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Dharwada districts, succumbing to the infection, the state’s death toll increased to 12,207 since the pandemic broke out on March 8 last year.

In Bengaluru, 227 fresh cases were registered on Tuesday, taking its Covid tally to 3,97,836, including 4,383 active cases, while recoveries rose to 3,89,440, with 478 discharged in the last 24 hours.

Of the 147 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), 72 are in Bengaluru hospitals and 13 in Kalaburagi district, with the rest spread in the remaining 28 districts across the southern state.

Out of 58,695 tests conducted in the day, 2,937 were through rapid-antigen and 55,758 through RT-PCR method.

Positivity rate was 0.72 per cent and case fatality rate 0.70 per cent across the state on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 30,589 healthcare warriors were vaccinated in the day, achieving 39 per cent of the 78,722 targetted beneficiaries across the state.

Highest (100 per cent) target was achieved in Chitradurga district where all 169 warriors took the jab.

The lowest (10 per cent) target was in Ramanagara where only 56 of the 576 beneficiaries took the shot.

In Bengaluru, 8,514 of the 25,840 beneficiaries were vaccinated, achieving 33 per cent of the target.