Bengaluru: It is a sigh of relief for Karnataka, as over the last few days, the state has been reporting more patients recovering from COVID-19, outnumbering the number of daily positive cases.

The state reported 3,443 discharges on Friday, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,18,392.

On the same day, the state reported 2,016 new COVID-19 cases, putting the total COVID-19 tally at 8,57,928. A total number of 28,026 patients are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 across the state.

"With 3,443 discharged on Friday, 8,18,392 recovered till date, while 17 succumbed to the infection, taking the state's death toll to 11,491 so far," said the state health bulletin on Friday.

In Bengaluru, too, a total of 1,200 patients were discharged in a day, taking recoveries to 3,33,487.

The city reported 1,030 new COVID-19 cases in a day, which took its tally to 3,55,245, including 17,769 active cases since the pandemic broke out in the state on March 8. With only three fatalities on Friday, the city's death toll due to the virus rose to 3,988.

The number of containment zones in the city continues to remain at 18. The city has conducted 36,62,569 tests (as on November 12) so far, said the War Room bulletin by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for November 13.

The West zone continues to have a greater number of positive cases as well as recoveries, followed by the South zone and East zone.

Of the 781 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), 391 are in Bengaluru hospitals, 41 in Kalaburagi, 39 in Mysuru, 31 in Tumakuru and 24 in Hassan.