Coronavirus: Bengaluru accounts for 35% of COVID-19 deaths in state; 2126 fresh cases in single-day
First Published 24, Aug 2020, 10:50 AM
Karnataka reported 5,939 fresh coronavirus cases in a single day, while the capital city alone reported 2,126 cases
As the number of fresh COVID-19 cases and fatalities linked to the pandemic surge in Bengaluru, the capital city alone reported 2,126 new cases while the same was 5,939 across Karnataka on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 15,229.
The health department also attributed five more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru's death toll on Sunday.
With this, 1668 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city. Bengaluru alone accounts for over 38% of the total deaths in the state.
Meanwhile, the total tally of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka rose to 2,77,814 on Sunday after 5,938 more people contracted the infection, according to health department statistics.
In a bid to lessen the burden on the existing crematoriums in Bengaluru in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bengaluru will soon get nine new crematoriums, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said.