K’taka Covid tally mounts to 85,870 with 5K new cases

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K’taka Covid tally mounts to 85,870 with 5K new cases
Bengaluru:  Karnataka has registered 5,007 new Covid positive cases, raising the state’s tally to 85,870, even as 110 more patients succumbed to the virus, an official said on Friday.

With 2,267 new infections in Bengaluru, the city continues to be the epicentre of the pandemic in the southern state, increasing its tally to 41,467, out of which 30,561 are active.

Bengaluru accounts for 58 per cent of all the active cases in the state, similar to Thursday.

Among the new cases, excluding Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru accounted for 281 cases, followed by Udupi (190), Bagalkote (184), Dakshina Kannada (180) and Dharwad (174) among others.

In the past 24 hours, 110 people have succumbed to the virus, swelling the total number of discharges to 31,247.

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) has been identified to be the most common medical condition among the deaths, with fever, cough and breathlessness being the main symptoms.

Meanwhile, on a positive note, 2,037 patients have been discharged, 746 in Bengaluru itself, increasing the total number of discharges to 31,347.

Of the total 85,870 cases, 52,791 are active while the number of patients in ICU declined to 640.

Incidentally, a senior police officer who recovered from coronavirus has set an example by donating his plasma in the city.

“Let every drop of our blood be in the service of our people in the fight against Covid. Satish, ACP, Traffic, north east (division of Bengaluru) who recently got recovered from Covid donated his blood to extract plasma,” said Additional Commissioner of Police of Hemant Nimbalkar.

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