Karnataka records biggest spike with 918 new COVID cases, 596 from Bengaluru alone

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Bengaluru: Karnataka has registered a record 918 Covid positive cases in the past 24 hours, with 596 alone being recorded in Bengaluru, raising the state’s tally to 11,923, said an official on Saturday.

“918 new cases were reported from Friday 5 p.m. to Saturday 5 p.m.,” said a health official.

Among all the places in the southern state, Bengaluru saw the highest number of cases, 596, on Saturday, raising the city’s tally to 2,531.

Out of the 2,531 cases, 1,913 are active cases, also highest in that category.

Meanwhile, 11 patients succumbed to the virus, three each in Bengaluru Urban and Bidar, two in Kalaburagi and one each in Gadag, Ballari and Dharwad.

Among the new cases, excluding Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada accounted for 49, followed by Kalaburagi (33), Ballari and Gadag (24 each), Dharwad (19), Bidar (17), Udupi, Hassan and Kolar (14 each) and Yadgir, Shivamogga, Chamarajanagar and Tumkur (13 each).

IANS

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