COVID-19 cases in Karnataka breached the one lakh mark on Monday, as the state reported the biggest single-day spike of 5,324 new infections and 75 fatalities, taking the death toll to 1,953, the health department said.

The day also saw 1,847 patients getting discharged after recovery. With the fresh infections, a total 1,01,465 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state, including 1,953 deaths and 37,685 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin. Out of 5,324 fresh cases reported on Monday, a whopping 1,470 were from Bengaluru urban alone.

The previous biggest single-day spike was recorded on July 26 with 5,199 cases. This is the fourth consecutive day that the state is reporting over 5,000 fresh cases. Out of the 61,819 active cases, 61,221 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 598 are in Intensive Care Units. Twenty-six out of 75 deaths reported were from Bengaluru urban, followed by Dakshina Kannada 9, Dharwad 8, Belagavi 6, three each from Ballari and Mysuru, two each from Kalaburagi, Kolara, Raichur, Vijayapura and Bagalkote, and one each from Bengaluru Rural, Davangere, Shivamogga, Hassan, Gadag, Bidar, Uttara Kannada, Koppala, Haveri and Chikkamagaluru.

Most of the deceased either had a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like illness (ILI).

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounted for 1,470, Ballari 840, Kalaburagi 631, Mysuru 296, Udupi 225, Dharwad 193, Belagavi 155, Kolar 142, Bengaluru Rural 138, Raichur 120, Dakshina Kannada 119, Vijayapura and Davangere 110, followed by others.

Bengaluru urban district topped the list of cases with a total of 46,923 infections, followed by Ballari 4,930 and Dakshina Kannada 4,925. Among discharges Bengaluru urban was on top with 12,189 discharges, followed by Kalabuagi 2,271 and Udupi 2,173. A total of 12,05,051 samples have been tested so far, out of which 28,224 were tested on Monday alone, the bulletin said. of the 28,224 samples tested today, 9,708 were rapid antigen tests.

Source: PTI