Mysuru: Mysuru district stands second in Karnataka when it comes to COVID mortality rate, and currently shows no signs of slowing down.

So far, the district has reported a total 438 deaths (as on August 29), which is second after Bengaluru Urban with 1,938 deaths recorded.

The heritage city is continuing to report double-digit mortalities with hundred deaths reported in the last one week.

The district administration had adopted the Dharavi model to bring down the mortalities in a particular locality but saw no change.

Along with the increasing mortality rate, Mysuru now stands number one in COVID positivity rate in Karnataka.

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Based on the state Covid-19 war room data, between August 23 and 29, the positivity rate i.e number of positive cases out of every 100 tested cases stands at 31.7%, which is the highest in the state. 

Mysuru leaves behind Gadag with the second highest positivity rate at 23.7%. No other district in Karnataka has reached the 30% mark.

According to the war room data, till date 1,04,285 Covid-19 tests have been carried out in Mysuru. In the last 10 days 8,420 tests were carried out, and 2,894 tests were carried out on August 29.