Karnataka reports 789 new Covid-19 cases, 23 deaths

Karnataka reports 789 new Covid-19 cases, 23 deaths

The day also saw 1,050 discharges, pushing the total number of recoveries to 29,20,792

Beneficiaries wait in queues to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose, in Hubballi. Credit: PTI Photo

Karnataka logged 789 new Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths on Friday, taking the total number of infections to 29,71,833 and the toll to 37,706.

The day also saw 1,050 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 29,20,792. Out of 789 new cases reported on Friday, 285 were from Bengaluru Urban. It even saw 273 discharges and eight deaths. The total number of active cases in the state are 13,306.

While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.58 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.91% per cent. Coming behind Bengaluru Urban, in the number of deaths was Belagavi (5), Dakshina Kannada (3), Mysuru (3), Udupi (2) followed by others.

Among new cases, Dakshina Kannada accounted for 108 cases, Mysuru 71, Udupi 69, Kodagu 37, and Uttara Kannada 34, followed by others. Cumulatively, a total of 4,69,14,336 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,35,581 were on Friday alone.

The state administered 3,26,534 Covid vaccine doses on Friday, taking the total vaccination doses administered so far to 5,42,86,526.

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