COVID-19: 1,431 fresh infections and 21 deaths in Karnataka

Source: PTI | Published on 15th August 2021, 8:44 PM | State News | Don't Miss |

Bengaluru: Karnataka registered 1,431 fresh coronavirus cases taking its overall tally to 29,29,464 while 21 deaths took the toll to 36,979, the health department said on Sunday. Also, Karnataka completed 4 crore COVID tests in the state on Sunday since the outbreak of the pandemic.

There were 22,497 active cases in the state while the recovery of 1,611 patients took the total recovery to 28,69,962. Dakshina Kannada district, which borders Kerala, remained the number one COVID-19 hotspot. The district reported 311 infections and four fatalities, the highest among all the districts on Sunday. Bengaluru urban district was the second major COVID hotspot with 305 fresh infections and three deaths.

The Karnataka capital has so far reported 12,32,902 infections and 15,937 deaths. There were 8,166 active cases. Other districts too reported COVID-19 cases including 177 Udupi, 87 in Hassan, 83 in Mysuru, 82 in Kodagu, 64 in Uttara Kannada and 51 in Tumakuru. According to the media bulletin, there were fatalities in 11 districts including Bengaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga, Kolar, Mandya and Mysuru.

Yadgir district recorded zero infections and zero fatalities. There were zero fatalities in 20 districts in Karnataka. The department said in its bulletin that 1,52,767 COVID tests were conducted on Sunday including 1,23,150 RT-PCR tests and other methods.

With this, Karnataka has so far performed 4.09 crore COVID-19 tests in the state, it said. There were 1,12,199 inoculations done on Sunday taking the total vaccination to 3.46 crore. The positivity rate for the day was 0.93 per cent and case fatality rate was 1.46 per cent, the department added.

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