Bengaluru: 11 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 8am on April 26 in Karnataka, according to data released by the ministry of health and family welfare. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Karnataka to 500. Among the total people infected as on date, 158 have recovered and 18 have passed away.

A journalist of a Kannada television channel also tested positive on Saturday. He had visited one of the containment zones marked by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Following this, 30 journalists, who are his primary contacts, have been quarantined in a hotel.

District-wise breakup is available for 408 of the total 500 cases reported in the state. Bengaluru has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 101 confirmed infections.

With 1,990 fresh COVID-19 infections reported in past 24 hours, the biggest single-day jump, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 26,496, showed latest data released by health ministry on Sunday