Bengaluru: Karnataka recorded 3,681 new COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday.

Of the 3,681 new cases, 1874 and 7740 discharges were reported from Bengaluru alone as the total tally in the city since March 8 rose to over 3.29 lakh.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate in the state has increased to 5.53 percent in the last 24 hours as 3681 more people contracted coronavirus infection.

The total number of COVID-19 tests that took place in Karnataka recorded a steep drop on Tuesday with only 66,701 samples being tested across the state, also indicating the lowest daily test count this month.

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More people have recovered from the coronavirus infection disease than fell ill for 13 consecutive days in the state as active cases have further dropped to 71,330.

The other districts that reported the most cases on October 27 were Mysuru (188), Vijayapura (128), Mandya (123), and Dakshina Kannada (122).

The death toll rose to 10,991 as 44 more deaths in the last few days were linked to the pandemic on Tuesday.