Mangaluru, April 18, 2021: The Covid-19 spike continued in Dakshina Kannada with the district reporting 309 fresh cases on Saturday, the highest single-day spike of the year.
As per the bulletin issued by the state health department, while Dakshina Kannada reported 37,871 cases of Covid-19 so far, at present, there are 1,623 active cases in the district.
Udupi district reported 118 fresh cases on Saturday. The total Covid-19 cases in the district has risen to 26,588. Out of these, 583 cases are currently active.
Karnataka on Saturday reported the highest ever single day spike — with 17,489 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 11,41,998. Of these, 11,404 cases are from Bengaluru Urban alone. Last year during the first outbreak, the State had reported the highest single day spike of 10,947 cases on October 7. Bengaluru Urban’s last year’s record was 5,121 on October 8. With 80 deaths, the toll rose to 13,270. This is apart from 19 deaths of patients due to non-COVID-19 reasons.
On Saturday, a total of 2,31,870 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 8.30 p.m. The State has vaccinated 67,18,709 people so far. This includes 5,76,391 healthcare workers and 2,56,649 frontline workers who have taken the first dose of vaccination. As many as 3,61,982 healthcare workers and 1,07,734 frontline workers have taken the second dose. As many as 29,98,071 senior citizens have been vaccinated in the State since March 1 when the second phase was rolled out. That apart, 21,86,676 persons above 45 years have been vaccinated so far.