With 515 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, Karnataka’s tally rose to 4,835 on Friday. While most cases were reported from coastal district Udupi (204), 74 cases were recorded in Yadgir. At the same time, 83 patients recovered from the infection taking the total number of discharges in the state to 1,688.
Excluding 57 deaths linked to the pandemic so far, 3,088 patients are admitted to designated hospitals in the state and are undergoing treatment. Of these, 13 patients are in the Intensive Care Units.
Meanwhile, Karnataka’s Hubballi railway station is set to get the world’s longest railway platform with dimensions of 1,400-metre length and 10-metre width.
Confirming the same, South Western Railway (SWR) officials told indianexpress.com that the extension work in Platform number 1 of the Hubballi Junction is underway. While the existing platform is 550-metre long, it will be extended to 1,400 metre in a year, SWR officials said.