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Karnataka records 515 Covid cases in a day's span

Friday - June 5, 2020 11:44 pm , Category : HEALTH
Bengaluru, June 5 (IANS) Karnataka registered a record 515 Covid cases, the highest single day number so far, following 473 domestic returnees from Maharashtra testing positive, an official said on Friday.
The new case take the state's tally to 4,835.
"New cases reported from Thursday 5 p.m. to Friday 5 p.m., 515," said a health official.
On Friday, cases spiked in Udupi, Kalaburagi, Bengaluru Urban, Yadgir, Mandya, Belagavi, Bidar, Vijayapura, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Bengaluru Rural.
Udupi saw a record 204 cases in the past 24 hours, followed by Yadgir (74), Vijayapura (53), Kalaburagi (42), Bidar (39), Belagavi (36), Mandya (13), Bengaluru Rural (12), Bengaluru Urban (10), Dakshaina Kannada (8), Uttara Kannada (7), Hassan, Dharwad and Chikkaballapura (3 each), Haveri and Ramanagara (2 each) and Davangere, Bagalkote, Ballari and Kolar (1 each).
Raichur did not record a case and Hassan only three.
Of the new cases, 363 were men and 152 were women.
On a positive note, 83 people got discharged in the past 24 hours.
In the past 24 hours, Karnataka has tested 13,627 persons, of which 12,797 reports returned negative.
In total, 3.6 lakh samples have been tested so far, of which 3.4 lakh have returned negative.
Across the state, there are 3,088 active cases, while 1,688 people have been discharged, 13 are in ICU and 57 have succumbed to the virus so far.
Currently, Udupi is leading the state's Covid burden with 685 active cases, followed by Kalaburagi (417), Yadgir (345), Raichur (318) and Mandya (184).
Bengaluru Urban has so far accounted for 13 deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (7), Davangere and Dakshina Kannada (6 each) and Vijayapura and Bidar (5 each), among others.

--IANS sth/vd