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Karnataka registers highest single-day spike with 67 COVID-19 cases

The update comes at a time when Karnataka is deliberating on easing more restrictions and allowing more businesses to reopen

Karnataka registers highest single-day spike with 67 COVID-19 cases
Bengaluru, First Published May 13, 2020, 10:12 AM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka on Tuesday reported 67 new coronavirus cases, the highest in a single day, taking the total infections in the state to 925, the health department said, adding that the figure includes 31 deaths and 433 discharges.

Among the new cases, four cases are from Bengaluru city, Bagalkot reported 15, 12 from Davanagere, Dharwad reported 9, 5 each from Kolar and Hassan districts, 3 cases from Gadag, and 2 each from Bidar and Yadgir. 

Ballari, Chikkaballapura, Kalaburagi, and Mandya districts reported one case each. Three green zone districts in the state Kolar, Yadgir and Hassan registered their first set of cases.

According to the state health department, “Till date, 925 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed. This includes 31 deaths and 433 discharges. 63 new positive cases have been reported in Karnataka between yesterday (Monday) 5 pm and 5 pm today (Tuesday)."

Out of 4 patients from Bengaluru, 3 are women from Padarayanapura, who are contacts of previously infected patient (P- 454). However, the source of infection of the fourth, a 35-old-year man, is still not known. Contact tracing for the patient is underway. They are currently under observation at a designated city hospital.

With this, 25 of Karnataka's 30 districts have been hit by the pandemic.

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