Coronavirus: Karnataka records highest spike of 6,805 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
First Published 7, Aug 2020, 12:45 PM
Karnataka continues to record a steep increase in coronavirus cases, reporting as many as 6,805 cases and 93 deaths on Thursday (August 6).
Karnataka on Thursday reported its biggest single-day spurt of 6,805 COVID-19 cases and 93 related fatalities, taking the infection count in the state to 1.58 lakh, the health department said.
Fifteen out of 93 deaths reported on Thursday are from Bengaluru urban, followed by Dakshina Kannada 11, Dharwad and Davangere 8, Udupi (6), Ballari, Mysuru, Hassan and Kolar (4) and others.
The day also saw 5,602 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of the fresh cases reported on Thursday, 2,544 were from Bengaluru urban alone. The capital city has 32,314 active cases as on August 6.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounts for 2,544, Ballari 431, Mysuru 361, Shivamogga 292, Dakshina Kannada 173, followed by others.
Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 67,425 infections, followed by Ballari 8,700 and Dakshina Kannada 6,710.
A total of 15.81 lakh samples were tested so far, out of which 48,421 were tested on Thursday alone. Among the samples tested today 27,930 were rapid antigen tests.