COVID-19: 10,913 new instances in Karnataka, 114 deaths

Bengaluru, October 9

Karnataka on Friday reported 10,913 new cases of COVID-19 and 114 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 6,90,269 and the death toll to 9,789, the health department said.

This is the third consecutive day that the state has reported over 10,000 new infections.

The day also saw 9,091 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of 10,913 fresh cases reported on Friday, 5,009 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

As of October 9 evening, cumulatively 6,90,269 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 9,789 deaths and 5,61,610 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.

It said, out of 1,18,851 active cases,1,17,978 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and stable, while 873 are in ICU.

A total of over 57,39,530 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,09,980 were tested on Friday alone, and 49,618 among them were rapid antigen tests.

As many as 57 out of total 114 deaths reported today were from Bengaluru urban, followed by Mysuru (10), Tumakuru (6), Belagavi (5), Chikkaballapura, Davangere and Kolara (4); Dharwad, Shivamogga and Uttara Kannada (3), Ballari, Bengaluru Rural, Bidar and Dakshina Kannada (2), Chikkamagaluru, Gadag, Kodagu, Mandya, Raichur, Udupi and Vijayapura (1).

Most of the dead are either with a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection or Influenza-like illness (ILI).

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounted for 5,009, Mysuru 826, Hassan 489, Davangere 450, Chitradurga 418, Dakshina Kannada 376, Tumakuru 366, Belagavi 269, Mandya 250, followed by others.

Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 2,72,371 infections, followed by Mysuru 41,058 and Ballari 33,980.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru urban tops the list with total 2,06,976 discharges, followed by Mysuru 32,729 and Ballari 30,785. PTI 

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