Karnataka's coronavirus tally crosses 50,000-mark with 4,169 new cases

Bengaluru, Jul 16 (IANS): The total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka crossed the 50,000 mark on Thursday with 4,169 fresh cases, while 104 more deaths pushed the toll to 1,032, the health department said.

With the fresh infections, the state's tally has risen to 51,422. mOn Thursday, Bengaluru reported more than 2,000 cases with 2,344 infections, raising its tally to 25,288, out of which 18,828 are active.

Being the epicentre of the pandemic in the southern state, Bengaluru hosts 61 per cent of all the active cases.

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Meanwhile, record 104 patients succumbed to the virus, highest single day toll across the state and 70 of them in the city itself. Whereas, Bengaluru Urban has reported 507 fatalities.

Most of the deaths suffered from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and had fever, cough and breathlessness as symptoms.

Among the new cases, excluding Bengaluru, Dakshina Kannada recorded 238 infections, followed by Dharwad (176), Vijayapura (144), Mysuru (130), Kalaburagi (123), Udupi (113), and Raichur (101) among others.

In the past 24 hours, 1,263 patients have been discharged, 497 in Bengaluru alone, increasing the total discharges to 19,729.

Likewise, patients in ICU reached 539.

Of the total 51,422 cases, active cases have also breached the 30,000 mark to reach 30,655.


Comment on this article

  • Satya, Dubai

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    India’s total infection will cross minimum 15 million if it handle like how they handling now.

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  • Pravin D, CKM

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    The current condition of the state is really a pathetic, until few months ago we are thinking covid situation is under control and government is doing good, but due to poor planning and by not taking proactive measure things went out of control,

    now the government doesn't have any clue what to do next. Everyone is concentrating at Bangalore, but in reality cases were increased every part of Karnataka and due to lack of testing it is not coming out. Many districts still not facilitated with covid-19 testing lab, by the time swab test results comes out many other infected due to the delays, in-between uneducated ministers giving senseless statements.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    These days no dengue, pengue, rat, cat (fever)... other deaths only covid deaths ?? Or all added to covid ??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Something is going Terribly Wrong but no one is Listening ...

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  • VM, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    According to some statistical studies and factual data, death rates due to covid19 in Gujarat, Mumbai,Chennai and Delhi may bottom out within the next three weeks. But for Karnataka death rates have been increasing day by day and without drastic measures it may take months for the death rates to bottom out.
    People are complaining about lock down etc. but this is the only way out now that we have thrown away the advantage we had after the 1st lockdown.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Please publicise the reports along with names. I'm telling, the authorities on the guise of confidentiality about patient's name, may have used same report for ten people so that claim can be made for multiple cases. Therefore this explosion in numbers of cases.

    If I am to test positive, I demand that my name be publicized than kept confidential. This confidentiality is manipulated. There should be no shame in acknowledging/accepting that a person is Corona+ve

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Complete disaster and collapse due to changing policies of government departments..

    Now you need to seal down all the borders..

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  • PB, Kudla

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Getting worst day by day.

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  • Dr. Anand, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Karnataka has surpassed Gujarat to attain the fourth spot on the list of total number of confirmed cases.
    Moreover, Karnataka is third on the list of active cases and has a higher number of active cases than even Delhi. Even the most affected states of Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have a higher number of recovered cases than active cases whereas Karnataka has a higher number of active cases.

    Karnataka was nowhere in the scenario about a month ago and we all were happy that everything was under control here. But now, states which had more number of cases than Karnataka then are placed far behind now and have managed to control the rise in cases.

    Boasting of a large number of medical colleges and well equipped hospitals, we could have controlled it well had there been a proper planning by the authorities. Priority shifted completely from health to economy once the count of cases started to decrease, sidelining the virulence factor. The focus should have been on a balance between both the sectors which could have helped. Further, strict guidelines should have been enforced for bringing back the Kannadigas and others stranded elsewhere. The Government should have made a clear statement on whether community transmission has happened or not and thereby make people aware about the guidelines to be followed and how it can be stopped.
    It's never too late. Let's hope that everyone work in tandem atleast now and let's all fight this out.

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