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
 

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 15,229.<br />
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Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 15,229.
 

<p>The health department also attributed five more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru's death toll on Sunday.</p>

The health department also attributed five more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru's death toll on Sunday.

<p>With this, 1668 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city. Bengaluru alone accounts for over 38% of the total deaths in the state.</p>

With this, 1668 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city. Bengaluru alone accounts for over 38% of the total deaths in the state.

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>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.</p>

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.

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