116 coronavirus cases raise Karnataka tally to 1,578

Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS): Karnataka registered 116 new COVID-19 positive cases in the past 19 hours, raising the southern Indian state's tally to 1,578, an official said on Thursday.

"New cases reported from Wednesday 5 pm to Thursday noon are 116," said a health official.

Of all the cases, 966 are active, 570 discharges and 41 deaths.

In the past 19 hours, 14 patients got discharged, six in Bagalkot, five in Davanagere and three in Dakshina Kannada.

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Meanwhile, cases spiked in Mandya, Dakshina Kannada, Belagavi, Dharwad, Udupi, Ballari, Bengaluru Urban and Hassan among others.

Among the new cases, Udupi contributed 25 cases, followed by Mandya (15), Hassan (13), Ballari (11), Uttara Kannada (9), Belagavi (8), Bengaluru Urban (7), Dakshina Kannada and Shivamogga (6 each), Dharwad (5), Davangere (3), Chikkaballapur and Gadag (2 each) and Vijayapura, Tumkur and Mysuru (1 each).

Of the new cases, 112 had an inter-state travel history to Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and mostly to Maharashtra, India's corona hotspot.

Around 17 of the new cases were contacts of earlier cases while six Dakshina Kannada cases had an international travel history to Dubai.

Nowadays, most people in the state are contracting corona through inter-state travel.

Among the new cases, 69 are men and 47 women.

Bengaluru Urban has so far seen nine deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (7), Dakshina Kannada (5) and Davangere and Vijayapura (4 each), and the remaining from other districts.

Until Wednesday, out of 1,462 cases, 10 per cent were senior citizens, 63 per cent men and 37 per cent women. The state's patient discharge rate is 39 per cent.



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