Picture used for representational purpose onlyBENGALURU: Despite a steep rise in Covid-19 positive cases, Karnataka in the past 24 hours saw 3,860 patients walking out of the hospital cured of the infection. It’s the highest number of discharges in a day so far.
According to the department of health and family welfare, Karnataka reported 5,172 positive cases in the past 24 hours, including 1,852 in Bengaluru. Of the 3,860 discharged, 1,683 were from Bengaluru. Karnataka recorded 98 deaths in 24 hours, including 27 in Bengaluru. Karnataka has reported 2,412 deaths in all.
Bengaluru has 37,760 active cases
Currently, the state has 73,219 active cases of the 1,29,287 positive cases reported. Bengaluru has 37,760, Ballari 3,479, Dakshina Kannada 3,107 and Mysuru 2,840 active cases.
In Karnataka, patients who were admitted just two or three days ago have been discharged on Saturday. For example, Patient No. 1,11,592 who was admitted two days ago in Dharwad was discharged on Saturday. A health official said the patient was asymptomatic and tested negative later.
Kerala on Saturday reported 1,129 positive cases and nine fatalities taking the toll to 82. Tamil Nadu reported 5,879 fresh cases and 99 deaths in the past 24 hours. Andhra Pradesh reported 9,276 new cases taking the total to 1,50,209 and Delhi reported 1,118 positive cases and 26 deaths in the past 24 hours.