Karnataka’s Covid Death Toll Crosses 10,000-Mark

Bengaluru:   Karnataka’s death toll due to Covid crossed 10,000 mark, even as recoveries at 12,030 were the highest in a single day, while new cases declined to 7,606 on Sunday.

“With 70 patients succumbing to the infection across the state during the last 24 hours, the state’s death toll rose to 10,076 since the pandemic broke on March 8,” said the state health bulletin on Monday night.

The state’s Covid tally shot up to 7,17,915 till date with 7,606 fresh cases, while active cases rose to 1,15,776.

Recoveries across the state increased to 5,92,084 till date with 12,030 discharged in the last 24 hours.

As the epicentre of the virus, Bengaluru also registered higher recoveries – 5,764, taking the number of discharged to 2,17,122 so far.

With 3,498 fresh cases, the city’s Covid tally rose to 2,85, 055, including 64,570 active cases, while 3,362 died of the virus, with 18 on Sunday.

Of the 928 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) across the state, 346 are in Bengaluru hospitals, 93 in Dharwad district, 78 in Ballari, 49 in Hassan, 40 in Chamarajanagara and 37 in Kalaburagi.

Of the tests conducted on Sunday, 23,564 were through the rapid antigen detection and 55,193 through RT-PCR.

“Positivity rate stood at 9.65 per cent and case fatality rate at 0.92 per cent on Sunday,” said the bulletin.