105 COVID cases raise Karnataka tally to 1,710
Friday - May 22, 2020 4:30 pm , Category : HEALTH
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Karnataka registered 105 COVID cases in the past 19 hours, raising the states tally to 1,710, an official said on Friday."New cases reported from Thursday 5 p.m. to Friday noon are 105," said a health official.Among the new cases 1,080 were active, 588 discharges and 41 deaths.On Friday, 17 patients got discharged, two in Bagalkote, one each in Belagavi and Dakshina Kannada, three in Kalaburagi, four in Vijayapura and six in Bengaluru Urban.Meanwhile, cases spiked in Tumkur, Chikkaballapura and Hassan.Among the new cases, Chikkaballapura contributed 45, followed by Hassan (14), Tumkur (8), Bidar (6), Bengaluru Urban and Chikkamagaluru (5 each), Bengaluru Rural (4), Mandya, Haveri and Davangere (3 each), Dharwad (2) and Bagalkote, Belagavi, Vijayapura, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Chitradurga (1 each).Majority of the cases had inter-state travel to Maharashtra, India's COVID hotspot.Nowadays, most people in the state are contracting coronavirus through inter-state travel, majority from Maharashtra.Bengaluru Urban has so far seen nine deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (7), Dakshina Kannada (5) and Davangere and Vijayapura (4 each), and remaining from other districts.Of 1,462 cases till Thursday, 10 per cent were senior citizens, 63 per cent men and 37 per cent women. The state's patient discharge rate is 36 per cent.