Coronavirus: Karnataka and Bengaluru record biggest spike in COVID-19 cases
The state reported 7,883 fresh cases while the city touched 2,802 cases on Wednesday, the highest so far
Karnataka reported the biggest single-day spike of 7,883 COVID-19 cases and 113 deaths, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,96,494 and the death toll to 3,510 on Wednesday (August 12).
According to the state health department, 7,034 patients got discharged after recovery. As a result, the active cases in the State remain at 80,343.
However, on a positive note, Wednesday witnessed the highest number of discharges in a single day with 7,034 patients walking out of the hospital.
Out of 7,883 fresh cases reported on Wednesday, 2,802 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone. Other districts where new cases reported are Ballari 635, Mysuru 544, Belagavi 314, Dharwad 269, Udupi 263, Hassan 258, Davangere 239, Dakshina Kannada 229 and Koppal 202, followed by others.
Twenty three out of 113 deaths were reported from Bengaluru urban, followed by Mysuru (11), Ballari (9), Dakshina Kannada (7), Belagavi, Hassan, Davangere and Tumakuru (6 each), Raichur and Shivamogga (4 each), Udupi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Bidar and Chamarajanagara (3 each), Dharwad, Koppal, Vijayapura, Chikkamagaluru, Yadgir, Chikkaballapura and Kolar (2 each) and Gadag and Haveri (1 each).
Among the deceased, an 11-year-old boy from Dakshina Kannada was the youngest victim and a 92-year-old man from Chikkaballapura was the oldest.
Karnataka is in the threshold of two lakh cases as the total caseload now stands at 1,96,494 with 113 deaths (23 deaths from Bengaluru).