Bengaluru: Karnataka confirmed 100 new coronavirus cases till noon on Tuesday, taking the state's tally to 2282 cases.

Karnataka witnessed a surge in the new cases with nearly half of them being reported in the last week after restrictions on inter-state movement of workers was lifted.

There are 1514 active cases in Karnataka as 17 people recovered on Tuesday taking the total number of recoveries to 722.

Out of the 100 cases, 46 people who had returned from Maharashtra have tested positive for the COVID-19 infection. Also, 21 people are returnees from Tamil Nadu and 13 have returned from Jharkhand.

Karnataka recorded no COVID-19 deaths today.

Out of the 100 cases, 20 people have tested positive from Chitradurga, 14 from Yadagiri, 13 from Belagavi, 11 from Hassan and 10 from Bidar. Other districts that reported fresh cases include Kalaburagi, Hassan, Kolar, Dakshina Kannada, Chikkaballapura, Ballari, Vijayapura and Udupi. Two COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Bengaluru.

The spike in cases comes even as the BS Yediyurappa-led state government is deliberating lifting more restrictions that allows more categories of businesses to resume operations.

Domestic flights have also resumed operations from Monday that adds to the risk of people from other COVID-19 affected states returning to Karnataka.