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K'taka logs lowest number of Covid deaths, since beginning of second wave

Karnataka on Thursday reported the lowest number of deaths due to C-19, since the beginning of the second wave, with 4 fatalities, taking the toll so far due to the pandemic to 37,462

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A medic collects swab sample of a man for Covid test at BMTC bus stand in Bengaluru (Photo: PTI)

Karnataka on Thursday reported the lowest number of deaths due to COVID-19, since the beginning of the second wave, with 4 fatalities, taking the toll so far due to the pandemic to 37,462, the health department said.

The state logged 1,074 new cases of corona infections taking the total number of cases so far to 29,59,164. The day also saw 1,136 discharges, taking the total recoveries in the state to 29,04,683. "Karnataka records the lowest death tally in the 2nd wave today," Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said in a tweet sharing the details of today's COVID bulletin. COVID second wave had begun in Karnataka, during the mid of March. Out of 4 deaths reported on Thursday, 3 are from Bengaluru Urban, and one in Hassan. Out of 1,074 new cases reported on Thursday, 343 were from Bengaluru Urban, and the city saw 251 discharges. Total number of active cases in the state is at 16,992. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.63 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 0.37 per cent. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 343, Dakshina Kannada 176, Udupi 126, Hassan 81, Chikkamagaluru 68, followed by others. Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 12,40,653, followed by Mysuru 1,76,735 and Tumakuru 1,19,567. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 12,17,401, followed by Mysuru 1,73,542 and Tumakuru 1,17,813. Cumulatively a total of 4,49,07,570 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,69,448 were tested on Thursday alone.