Amid rising recoveries, Covid cases breach 6K in K’taka

Bengaluru: A devotee being screened for COVID-19 at Bengaluru's Kadu Malleshwara Temple that reopened on June 8, 2020. Restaurants, shopping malls, hotels and religious places on Monday threw their doors open to the public over nearly two and a half months after the COVID-19 induced nationwide lockdown was imposed across the country. As a part of the 'Unlock 1', the Centre has asked religious places, restaurants, malls to thoroughly cleanse the area and adhere to social distancing norms and other protocols.

Bengaluru, (Asian independent) Karnataka registered more discharges than infections, even as 120 new Covid cases breached the 6,000 mark to settle at 6,041, said an official on Wednesday.

“New cases reported from Tuesday 5 p.m. to Wednesday 5 p.m., 120,” said a health official.

On Wednesday, 257 patients got discharged, continuing the trend of the last couple of days.

Like everyday, domestic returnees dominated the caseload, with Maharashtra returnees forming the bulk, 65 or 93 per cent of 70 such cases.

There were also three international returnees with travel history to Kuwait and UAE.

Meanwhile, cases with contact history stood at 24.

In the past 24 hours, cases spiked in Bengaluru Urban, Yadgir, Vijayapura, Kalaburagi and Bidar.

Among the new cases, Bengaluru Urban contributed (42), followed by Yadgir (27), Vijayapura (13), Kalaburagi (11), Bidar (5), Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad (4 each), Davangere, Hassan and Ballari (3 each), Bagalkote and Ramnagar (2 each) and Belagavi (1).

Three patients succumbed to the virus, a 58-year-old man from Dharwad, a 32-year-old man from Benaluru Urban and a 57-year-old man from the same place.

Of all the cases, 3,108 are active, 2,862 have been discharged, 69 have died while 14 are admitted to ICUs.

On a positive note, active cases reduced from 3,248 to 3,108 in the past one day.

In the past 24 hours, Karnataka tested 8,249 samples. Of this, 7,576 returned negative.

In total, 4.08 lakh samples have been tested so far, of which 3.94 lakh have returned negative.

Currently, Udupi is leading the state’s Covid-19 burden with 619 active cases, followed by Yadgir (560), Kalaburagi (493), Raichur (276) and Bengaluru Urban (244), among others.

Bengaluru Urban has accounted for 21 deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (8), Bidar, Vijayapura, Davangere and Dakshina Kannada (6 each) and Chikkaballapura (3 each), among others.