271 new cases in Karnataka, active cases now 2,995
Bengaluru: After several days, new coronavirus cases who were contacts of earlier patients outnumbered infected domestic returnees in Karnataka as 271 new cases raised the state’s active cases to 2,995 and total tally to 6,516, an official said on Friday.
The new cases were reported from 5 pm on Thursday to 5 pm on Friday.
Of the total cases, 3,440 patients have been discharged, 79 have died while 19 are admitted to ICUs.
As many as 130 or 48 per cent of the new infections were contacts of earlier cases, while domestic returnees accounted for 92 or 34 per cent of the cases on Friday.
However, there is no change in the daily trend of Maharashtra returnees accounting for the bulk of infected domestic returnees — 84 or 95 per cent of them.
Fourteen cases had travel history to the United Arab Emirates.
Similarly, the state witnessed record 464 discharges in the past 24 hours after a gap of one day.
In the past 24 hours, cases spiked in Ballari, Bengaluru Urban, Udupi, Kalaburagi, Dharwad, Dakshina Kannada, Bidar, Hassan, Mysuru, Tumkur and Shivamogga.
Among the new cases, Ballari accounted for 97 cases, followed by Bengaluru Urban (36), Udupi (22), Kalaburagi (20), Dharwad (19), Dakshina Kannada (17), Bidar (10), Hassan and Mysuru (9 each), Tumkur (7), Shivamogga (6), Raichur and Uttara Kannada (4 each), Chitradurga and Ramnagara (3 each), Mandya (2), Belagavi, Vijayapura and Kolar (1 each).
Eleven patients are suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and 19 from Influenza Like Illness (ILI).
Meanwhile, seven people succumbed to the virus — four in Bengaluru Urban, two in Kalaburagi and one in Hassan.
Among the new cases, 184 are male and 87 females, and include 14 children below the age of 10.
In the past 24 hours, Karnataka tested 9,835 samples. Of these, 9,139 tested negative.
So far, 4.26 lakh samples have been tested, of which 4.11 lakh were negative.
Currently, Udupi is leading the state’s Covid-19 burden with 516 active cases, followed by Kalaburagi (461), Raichur (294) and Bengaluru Urban (290) among others.
Following the record discharges in the past 24 hours, caseload drastically plummeted across the state.
Bengaluru Urban has accounted for 27 deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (10), Bidar, Vijayapura, Davangere and Dakshina Kannada (6 each) and Chikkaballapura (3) among others.