Bengaluru, Jan 15, 2022: Karnataka reported 28,723 new Covid cases on Friday, including 20,121 in Bengaluru, as the state recorded the highest number of tests since the beginning of the pandemic at over two lakh.
There were 14 new deaths, out of which Bengaluru accounted for seven deaths.
"Highest testing since the beginning of pandemic with 2.21 lakh tests today," Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar tweeted on Friday.
Bengaluru reported 18,374 cases on Thursday, and on Wednesday it had reported 15,617. It is for the third consecutive day when the state has reported over 20,000 cases.
On January 12, Karnataka registered 21,390 cases and on the following day, 25,005 fresh cases were recorded.
The positivity rate stood at 12.98% in the state, and active cases at 1,41,337, which include 1.01 lakh in the state capital.