Karnataka reports 858 new Covid-19 cases, health department on alert amid surge

Karnataka’s health department is on high alert after Covid cases in the state surpassed 800 in the past 24 hours.

The state reported 858 new Covid cases, nearing the 1,000 mark, against 682 layoffs. The positivity rate for the day recorded was 2.36 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 3.63 percent, according to the latest statistics available from the state health department.

Marshals take development seriously and are tasked with overseeing mask-wearing in Bengaluru. The government has yet to decide whether to impose a fine for breaching Covid protocols. Amid an alarming rise in cases, the Health Ministry is expected to convene a high-level meeting soon.

According to the data, the total number of active cases in the state rose to 5,067 cases. The health department has carried out 36,289 Covid tests in a single day in the last 24 hours.

The daily mortality rate is 0.11 percent and the weekly mortality rate is 0.08 percent. Bengaluru Municipality alone recorded 820 new Covid cases versus 666 layoffs in a single day.

Bengaluru has 4,818 active Covid cases and only the deaths reported by the state are from here. After Bengaluru, Mysuru (50) and Dakshina Kannada (45) have the most active Covid cases in the state.



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