Bengaluru: It is great news for Bengalureans as the number of COVID-19 cases has drastically dropped over the last few weeks.

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru has dropped below a thousand on November 15, Sunday as 840 new cases were confirmed by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

 At the same time, 847 other people recovered from the infection in the capital city.

Meanwhile, with 1,565 people contracted the infection on November 15 across the state, the total tally rose to over 8.61 lakh with 27,146 cases termed active.

While 99,606 samples were tested, including 17,075 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests, a positivity rate of 1.57% was recorded.

Other districts that reported the most cases were Tumkur (79), Mysuru (71), Chitradurga (52), Belagavi (47), and Mandya (46).

Since March, 8.22 lakh people have recovered from the infection cumulatively as the total death toll rose to 11, 529 after 21 more deaths in the last few days were linked to the pandemic on Sunday.