Bengaluru: The COVID-19 positive cases in Karnataka had come down to less than 3000 cases over the last few days. However, after the bypolls there has been a very small spike in the cases.

Karnataka reported 3,377 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking the total number of cases to 8,35,773. With 34 new deaths, the toll rose to 11,281.

According to the health department, as many as 8,045 persons were discharged on Wednesday taking the total number of recoveries to 7,88,780. Of the remaining 35,693 active cases, 928 are being monitored in ICUs.

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Bengaluru Urban reported 1,953 cases taking the total tally to 3,43,507. The city reported 16 deaths taking the toll to 3,917. As many as 1,02,503 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours including 75,045 RT-PCR tests. The total number of tests rose to 82,88,179.

Meanwhile a survey done to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19 in Karnataka has found that while 16.4% of the 15,624 samples studied have developed antibodies, 12.7% was found to have current (active) infection.

Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, releasing the findings on Wednesday, said the overall adjusted prevalence of COVID-19 in the State was 27.3% (combined IgG and active infection).

The survey done from September 3 to September 16, included the proportion of people who had COVID-19 infection recently and those currently having active SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The sampled population surveyed were all adults aged 18 years and above. All 30 districts of the state, including eight zones of BBMP, were included in the survey. The survey was conducted in 290 hospitals and selected population settings, said Sudhakar during a press release.