Karnataka on Wednesday (April 21) reported 23,558 new COVID 19 cases which is the biggest spike that the state has ever witnessed. The state has reported 116 deaths in the past 24 hours according to Karnataka’s health department. With this, the total number of cases in the state has risen to 12.22 lakh and the total number of deaths stands at 13,762.
The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 21,794 cases on Tuesday. Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 13,640 of the total number of cases. The day also saw 6,412 patients getting discharged after recovery.
Cumulatively 12,22,202 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which includes 13,762 deaths and 10,32,233 discharges, the Health department said in a bulletin.
Out of 1,76,188 active cases, 1,75,284 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 904 are in Intensive Care Units. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 15.47 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 0.49 per cent.
Among 116 deaths reported on Wednesday, 70 were from Bengaluru Urban, Kalaburagi (8), Mysuru (7), Bidar (5), Ballari (4), Hassan (3), followed by others.
Behind Bengaluru in the number of new cases reported was Tumakuru 1,176, Mysuru 975, Ballari 792, Kalaburagi 757, Bengaluru Rural 544, followed by others.
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 5,83,675, followed by Mysuru 63,993 and Ballari 43,537. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 4,53,398, followed by Mysuru 58,248 and Ballari 39,888.
A total of over 2,40,16,635 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,52,281 were on Wednesday alone.
With inputs from PTI