The total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka surged to 2,711 after 178 new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, out of which 869 have so far recovered and have been discharged, while 47 people have died, State Health Department said on Friday. With this, there are 1,793 active coronavirus cases in the state.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Raichur accounted for the highest of 62, followed by Yadagiri at 60, 15 each from Udupi
and Kalaburagi, Bengaluru urban 10, four each from Davangere and Chikkaballapura, two each from Mandya and Mysuru, and one each from Bengaluru rural, Shivamogga, Chitradurga and Dharwad.
"178 new positive cases have been reported from last evening to this noon....Till date 2711 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed. This includes 47 deaths and 869 discharges," the state government said in its mid-day situation update.
Of the fresh cases, 156 are returnees from Maharashtra. Other than returnees from Maharashtra, the 178 cases include five, who have come from Delhi, and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. While one is with international travel history from Ireland.
Remaining cases include- four who are contacts of patients who earlier tested positive, and one each with history of ILI and SARI.
Contact history of five others are still being traced.
Coronavirus cases in India have crossed 1.65 lakh mark as positive patients' toll surge to 1,65,799 including 4,706 deaths and 71,106 recovered, according to health ministry's figures released on Friday. This is the last week of the two-week extended lockdown period which will end on May 31, however, the lockdown is further expected to be extended but may come with more relaxations.
(With PTI Inputs)