The number of new coronavirus cases in Karnataka today breached the 2,000-mark on Wednesday for the first time since the outbreak, taking the total tally of the state to over 28,000. State’s capital city Bengaluru also recorded a fresh spurt in cases with over 1,000 new cases after reporting less cases in the past two days.
With 2,062 new Covid-19 cases, the total number of confirmed positive patients in the state increased to 28,877, according to the daily bulletin.
The death toll in the state reached 470 after 54 more virus-related fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, it said.
However, the total number of recoveries has reached 11,876 with 778 patients recovering today. The state has 16,527 active cases.
Out of these cases, Bengaluru reported 1,148 new cases taking the city’s tally to 12,509. This is the highest number of cases in a single district of the state.
In the first seven days of this month alone, Bengaluru has added over 6,800 cases
Along with that, the death toll in the supposed Silicon Valley city of India reached 177 on Wednesday.
Total number of recoveries in the “Silicon Valley of India” city reached 2,228, including 418 in the last 24 hours. There are 710,103 active cases in the city so far.