Recoveries remain higher than new Covid cases in Karnataka

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Bengaluru, July 15 (IANS) In a clear sign of the pandemic’s second wave weakening, recoveries remained higher, with 2,537 patients discharged while 1,990 new cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.

“Recoveries shot up to 28,06,933 till date, with 2,537 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, while 1,990 new cases on Tuesday increased the state’s Covid tally to 28,76,587, including 33,642 active cases,” said the bulletin.

As epicentre of the pandemic in the state, Bengaluru, however, reported only 400 fresh cases on Tuesday, taking its Covid tally to 12,20,498, including 12,573 active cases, while recoveries rose to 11,92,163, with 490 patients discharged during the day.

The infection claimed 45 lives, including 8 in Bengaluru, taking the state’s death toll to 35,989 and the city’s toll to 15,761 since the pandemic broke out in mid-March a year ago.

Out of 1,24,494 tests conducted across the state during the day, 24,969 were through rapid antigen detection and 99,525 through RT-PCR method.

Positivity rate was 1.59 per cent and case fatality rate at 2.26 per cent across the state on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 2,18,470 people, including 1,06,501 above 45 years and 1,05,699 in the 18-44 years age group were vaccinated across the state during the day.

“Cumulatively, 2,64,33,905 beneficiaries, including senior citizens above 60 years, healthcare workers and frontline warriors received the jab since the vaccination drive was launched across the southern state on January 16,” added the bulletin.

–IANS
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