Bengaluru, August 3, 2020: For the first time in many days,if not weeks, the number of recoveries in Karnataka was higher than new covid-19 cases in the state raising hope of some relief against the virus.
Karnataka confirmed 4752 new covid- 19 cases while the number of recoveries stood at 4776 in the 24 hours until 5 pm on Monday.
Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa has also tested positive that indicates the extent of the spread of the virus across the state and country.
Manipal hospitals, where the chief minister is undergoing treatment, said that Yediyurappa is doing well, clinically stable and is being monitored by a multidisciplinary team of doctors.
Medical education minister K.Sudhakar said that the recovery rate in Karnataka is at around 42%.
"Everyday there is increase in recovery rate which is higher by 9.17% in Bengaluru city. Overall recovery rate of the state by Sunday evening was 42.81 % and it is 35.14% in Bengaluru," the minister posted on Twitter.
The total number of cases in Bengaluru crossed the 60,000 mark including 1497 cases on Monday.
The total number of cases in Mysuru breached 5000 cases as 372 persons tested positive. The mineral-rich district of Ballari recorded 305 cases. Other parts of Karnataka has seen a surge in cases with 15 out of the 30 districts reporting at least a 100 cases.