For the third straight day on Wednesday, recoveries were more than new Covid-19 positive cases in Karnataka.
Interestingly, even the discharges (257) were actually double the number of new cases (120).
Of the reported cases on Wednesday, Bengaluru reported the highest spike of 42 Covid-19 cases.Around 22 of the 42 cases in the city are Influenza-like Illness (ILI) cases with no travel history.
Overall in Karnataka, of the 120 cases, 68 were travellers from other states and three were international passengers. Karnataka has crossed 6,000 cases on Wednesday.
The state also recorded three deaths on Wednesday and they include a 58-year-old from Dharwad (a returnee from Maharashtra), a 32-year-old, who was brought dead to a hospital in the city, and a 57-year-old from the city, who was earlier diagnosed with ILI.
Out of 257 patients who were discharged, Udupi saw 93 recoveries, followed by Kalaburagi (66) and Bidar (19). Testing continued to remain low with just 8,249 samples being tested.
Here’s a breakdown of the cases in the state:
First case-March 9
New Containment zones of Bengaluru
With Covid-19 cases increasing in Bengaluru, the designated streets in the following areas have been converted to containment zones; Konanakunte, Bellandur, Adugodi, Yelahanka New Town , Raj Mahal Guttahalli , Chalavadipalya, Sriram Mandir, Vidyapeeta, Hongasandra, Shettyhalli , Basavanpura, Siddapura, Hosakerehalli, Visvesvarapuram, Rayapuram, Chalavadipalya, Gandhi Nagar, SK Garden, Mahalakshmi Layout and Vidyaranyapura (apartment complex).