Karnataka Bengaluru May 18 Highlights: Active cases in state over 6 lakh with 38,603 fresh cases
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News May 18 Highlights: As on May 17 evening, cumulatively 22,42,065 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 22,313 deaths and 16,16,092 discharges, a department bulletin said.
Health workers serve food to COVID-19 patients, during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bengaluru, Friday, April 30, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News May 18 Highlights: Karnataka reported 38,603 new cases of COVID-19, and 476 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 22,42,065 and the toll to 22,313, the Health department said on Monday. The day also saw 34,635 patients getting discharged after recovery. Bengaluru Urban accounted for 13,338 new cases.
As on May 17 evening, cumulatively 22,42,065 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 22,313 deaths and 16,16,092 discharges, a department bulletin said. Total number of active cases in the state stood at 6,03,639. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 39.70 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.23 per cent.
Among 476 deaths reported on Monday, 239 are from Bengaluru Urban, Hassan (29), Ballari (17), Kalaburagi, Shivamogga and Uttara Kannada (15), Tumakuru (14), Bengaluru Rural (13), Mandya (10), followed by others. Hassan recorded 2,324 new cases, Ballari 2,322, Mysuru 1,980, Tumakuru 1,915, Belagavi 1,748, followed by others.
A total of over 2,79,76,933 samples have been tested so far, of which 97,236 were tested on Monday alone. (PTI)
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