Bengaluru: 1,603 in Bengaluru tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the city till October 26 to 3,27,376.

Bengaluru accounted for 51% of the new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka on Monday.

In a major relief, the number of containment zones across the city under the Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) saw a massive decline in September and October.

Currently, there are 18 containment zones, against 40,563 containment zones in August. In September, Bengaluru had a total of 16 containment zones.

The 18 containment zones in the city have remained unchanged since the last few weeks.

East Zone has five containment zones, while Dasarahalli and Mahadevapura have three containment zones each, followed by Bommanahalli and Yelahanka with two each. RR Nagara, South Zone and West Zone have one containment zone each.

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Among the zones under BBMP, South Zone accounted for 17% of the COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days, followed by West Zone (16%), East (15%), Mahadevapura (15%), Bommanahalli (13%), RR Nagara (11%), Yelahanka (8%) and Dasarahalli (5%).

West Zone has reported the greatest number of positive cases, according to the BBMP War Room bulletin on Monday. This is followed by South Zone and East Zone.

Meanwhile, on Monday, 8,715 patients recovered from COVID-19 in Karnataka, taking the total recovery to 7,19,558. A total of 75,423 patients are currently under treatment for COVID-19 in the state. Forty-two patients succumbed to the disease across the state.