Recoveries continue to exceed new Covid cases in Karnataka

For the third consecutive day, recovery of 9,289 patients from the pandemic exceeded 5,872 new Covid cases in Karnataka on Tuesday.

“With 9,289 discharged from hospitals across the state, recoveries shot up to 6,71,618 so far, while Covid tally increased to 7,82,773, with 5,872 new cases on Tuesday and active cases at 1,00,440 till date,” said the state health bulletin here on Wednesday.

The infection, however, claimed 88 lives, taking the state’s death toll to 10,696 since the virus broke in the state on March 8.

Bengaluru also reported 3,844 discharges in a single day (Tuesday), taking its recoveries to 2,48,584 till date, while 2,717 fresh cases led to its Covid tally to 3,15,559, including 63,343 active cases.

Mysuru, which has the second highest number of virus cases at 45,864, has reported 1,147 recoveries as against 220 fresh cases.

With 53 patients succumbing to the virus on a day, the city’s death toll has gone up to 3,631 till date.

Of the 947 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) across the state, 78 are in Bengaluru, 67 in Ballari and Dharwad, 44 in Hasan, Chamarajanagara 43 and Kolar 29.

Out of 1,08,241 swab tests conducted on Tuesday, 21,673 were through rapid antigen detection and 86,618 through RT-PCR.

“The state’s Covid positive rate for the day declined to 5.42 per cent while the case fatality rate 1.47 per cent,” the bulletin added.