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COVID-19: Active caseload in Karnataka nears 6 lakh mark, highest in the country

Bengaluru: Karnataka has overtaken Maharashtra to become the worst-hit state in the country due to the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health workers wearing protective suits carry the body of a COVID-19 victim, as coronavirus cases surge in record numbers countrywide, at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, April 23, 2021.
Health workers wearing protective suits carry the body of a COVID-19 victim, as coronavirus cases surge in record numbers countrywide, April 23, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Bengaluru: Karnataka has overtaken Maharashtra to become the worst-hit state in the country due to the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest official data, Karnataka now has the most number of active COVID cases in the country.

With 5,87,472 active coronavirus cases, the state now has nearly 30,000 more active COVID cases than Maharashtra, who reported 5,61,347 cases on May 12.

Karnataka reported 16,446 news cases on Wednesday, taking their total tally to 20,13,193. The state also reported 480 deaths due to the novel novel coronavirus, taking the total to 19,852.

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India recorded 3,48,421 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning. A significant increase of nearly 18,000 cases was seen from a previous day high of 3,29,942 infections on May 11.

These new COVID-19 cases has pushed the country’s total tally to 2,33,40,938 in the country as on May 12.

Health workers in PPE kit. (Courtesy -ANI)

Meanwhile, a total of 17,52,35,991 COVID-19 doses were given till 7 am on May 12 in India, as per the data. Out of these, 24,46,674 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

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On the recovery side, 3,55,338 discharges were recorded in the last 24 hours, Ministry of health data showed on Wednesday morning. The data points that there was a slight decrease in discharges from the previous day. The total number of patients that have been discharged stood at 1,93,82,642 cases in the country on May 12.

India has so far administered more than 17.5 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Wednesday. A total of 17,52,35,991 doses were given till 7 am on May 12, as per the data. Out of these, 24,46,674 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

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The country also saw a slight dip in active cases from the previous day. From a total of 37,15,221 active cased logged on Tuesday, the country recorded 37,04,099 active cases on the early hours of Wednesday.

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