Bengaluru Covid fatality rate lowest among major cities

Bengaluru's Covid-19 fatality rate lowest among major Indian cities: Health Minister Sudhakar

The city's Covid-19 fatality rate is at 1.1%, whilst the recovery rate is nearly 94%

People shopping at Malleshwaram, ahead of Deepavali festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease. Credit: DH Photo/B H Shivakumar

Bengaluru's coronavirus case fatality rate of 1.1 per cent was the lowest among all major cities in the country, Karnataka Health Minister Sudhakar K said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Karnataka recorded 1,336 new cases of COVID- 19 and 16 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8.64 lakh and the toll to 11,557 in the state.

"Bengaluru's COVID-19 case fatality rate (1.1 per cent) is the lowest among all major cities in India. With 3,36,880 recoveries and 17,707 active cases as on Tuesday, the city's recovery rate stands at a healthy 93.94 per cent and active rate stands at 4.93 per cent", he tweeted.

Union Health Ministry on Wednesday reported a single-day rise of 38,617 new COVID-19 cases and 474 fatalities pushing India's virus caseload to 89.12 lakh and toll to 1.30 lakh.