Bengaluru reports 217 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

Bengaluru reports 217 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

A healthcare worker waits for people to test them for Covid-19 on a footpath at Chickpet, Bengaluru's traditional business hub. DH PHOTO/IRSHAD MAHAMMAD

Karnataka reported 430 new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths on Friday, taking the total infections to 9,41,500 and fatalities to 12,230. 

The day also saw 470 patients getting discharged as the total recoveries rose to 9,23,377. Of the fresh cases, as many as 217 were from Bengaluru Urban alone. 

There are 5,874 active cases, of which 144 were in intensive care units of various hospitals. Two deaths reported on Friday were from Bengaluru Urban and one from Dharwad. Tumakuru accounted for 35 cases, Udupi 21, Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada 17 each, followed by others. A total of over 1,73,68,124 samples have been tested so far, with 74,119 samples tested on Friday alone. 

There are 21 patients with the UK variant, 59 UK returnees have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, apart from 26 primary contacts of these returnees who have also tested positive. 

On Friday, until 5.30 pm, 27,825 people were given Covid vaccine, taking the total to 3,56,206 which is 48% of the targeted beneficiaries of 7,42,620, as per the Covid bulletin.