Bangalore News Highlights: Karnataka on Thursday reported 707 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths. Out of the total, 565 infections were reported in Bengaluru. As many as 252 people recovered from the disease.
The Congress party in Karnataka outsmarted the ruling BJP as the grand old party emerged as the single largest party in the urban local bodies polls, voting for which was held on December 27 and the results were announced on Thursday.
A total of 58 Urban Local Bodies consisting of 1,184 wards went to polls. Of the total 1,184 seats that went to the polls, the Congress won 498 seats, BJP 437, JDS 45 and others 204. The Congress polled 42.06 per cent votes, BJP 36.90 per cent, JDS 3.8 per cent and others 17.22 per cent.
In a sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in a day, Karnataka Wednesday recorded 566 new cases of which, Bengaluru alone accounted for 400, pushing the total number of active cases in the state to 7,771. Bengaluru also saw the maximum number of deaths due to the virus in the day after it clocked four of the six deaths. The two others were recorded in Chitradurga and Tumkuru. Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar also confirmed that five new cases of Omicron were recorded across the state. All the five patients have travel history and have been isolated, he added.