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Karnataka records 1,238 fresh Covid-19 infections, 12 deaths

Karnataka records 1,238 fresh Covid-19 infections, 12 deaths
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Karnataka records 1,238 fresh Covid-19 infections, 12 deaths

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Karnataka's coronavirus tally touched 8.97 lakh with 1,238 new cases and 12 fatalities being reported on Thursday, the health department said.

Bengaluru: Karnataka's coronavirus tally touched 8.97 lakh with 1,238 new cases and 12 fatalities being reported on Thursday, the health department said.

The total infections comprise 8.66 lakh discharges, which include 5,076 recorded on Thursday and 19,206 total active cases, a health bulletin issued by the department said.

The toll rose to 11,912 with 12 related deaths.

Almost all the districts witnessed decline in cases, fatalities and discharges, including Bengaluru urban district.

Bengaluru urban district on Thursday reported 701 infections and eight deaths, more than half of the total infections and deaths of the day in Karnataka.

The substantial reduction in cases for the past two months resulted in infections in single digit in eight districts whereas only four out of 30 districts reported coronavirus deaths including Bengaluru Urban district.

Districts which reported infections in single digit on Thursday were Yadgir 2, Bidar 2, Gadag 3, Koppal 4, Shivamogga 5, Bagalkote 7, nine each in Chikkamagaluru and Dharwad.

Health department said in its bulletin that 53 infections were reported in Mysuru, 46 in Mandya, 42 in Hassan, 36 in Tumakuru, 35 in Bengaluru Rural, 30 in Dakshina Kannada, 27 in Ballari, 26 in Kalaburagi and 22 in Chitradurga.

While Bengaluru reported eight deaths, two deaths took place in Dakshina Kannada and one death each in Ballari and Dharwad.

As many as 84,270 tests were carried out on Thursday including 68,756 using the RT PCR and other methods, taking the total number of tests so far to 1.20 crore, the department added.

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