Bengaluru, June 21, 2020: Karnataka reported 416 fresh COVID-19 cases, it’s second biggest single-day spike, on Saturday. The state’s tally, as on June 20, stands at 8,697 cases. Of which, 3,170 are active. On Saturday, Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 94 fresh infections.
Nine new deaths were reported in the state on Saturday as the toll jumped to 132.
Bengaluru Urban reported three deaths, Bidar saw two fatalities while Davangere, Chikkamagaluru and Udupi recorded one death each. While the three from Bengaluru are men between the ages of 39 to 56 years, it was a 51-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man from Bidar.
For the first time, the Health department in its daily media bulletin has withheld information about deaths like a patient’s comorbidities or what he or she was suffering from before being brought to the hospital.
According to the health department bulletin, as of June 20 evening, out of 3,170 active cases, 3,096 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 74 are in Intensive Care Units.
Of the 416 new cases, 116 are returnees from other states, a majority of them from neighbouring Maharashtra, while 22 are those who returned from other countries.
The remaining cases include contacts of patients earlier tested positive, those with a history of SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infections) and ILI (Influenza-like Illness), among others.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru accounted for 94, followed by Bidar 73, 38 each from Ballari and Ramanagara, Kalaburagi 34, Mysuru 22, Hassan 16, Raichur 15, Udupi 13, Haveri 12, Vijayapura 9, Chikkamagaluru 8, five each from Dharwad and Chikkaballapura.
Also, four each from Dakshina Kannada, Mandya, Uttara Kannada, Kolar and Bengaluru rural, Davangere 3, two each from Bagalkote, Shivamogga, Gadag and Tumakuru, and one each from Belagavi, Chamarajanagara and other states.
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 1,076 infections, followed by Kalaburagi 1,160 and Udupi 1,063. Among discharges Udupi topped the list with 953 discharges, followed by Kalaburagi 688 and Yadgir 497.
A total of 4,93,893 samples were tested so far, out of which 9,833 were tested on Saturday alone, the bulletin said. So far 4,73,357 samples have been reported as negative, of which 9,019 reported negative.