Bengaluru: Contrary to the trend observed in the last few days, the active COVID-19 cases in Karnataka saw a minor increase to 25,169 as new cases outnumbered recoveries in the last 24 hours.

While 1,849 more people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, another 1,800 people recovered from the infection. Close to 598 patients have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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At the same time, the COVID-19 positivity rate recorded on November 19 was 1.56 percent as per the statistics issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru Urban continued to be the biggest contributor to the state's total cases as it amounted for nearly 57 percent of the cases.

1,048 new cases confirmed were confirmed in the capital city in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 881 people recovered from the infection in the city.

Other districts that reported the most cases were Tumkur (103), Vijayapura (78), Mysuru, Hassan and Dakshina Kannada (54 each).

26 more deaths in the last few days were linked to the pandemic on Thursday, taking the death toll 11,604 in Karnataka.