As many as 1,525 new COVID-19 patients were added to Bengaluru's list on Sunday, making it the highest number of new cases in a single day, so far. Karnataka reported 2,672 new cases and 71 new deaths on Sunday. As many as 45 of the patients who died were from Bengaluru city.
The cases in Bengaluru city have been steadily increasing, due to which the government has imposed a lockdown from July 14-22. Bengaluru currently has 14,067 active COVID-19 patients, which is 63.6% of the total active cases in Karnataka. The state has a total of 22,746 patients in isolation facilities.
The other patients who died were from districts including Dakshina Kannada (5), three each in Belagavi, Davangere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagara and Hassan, two each in Bagalkote and Haveri and one each in Vijayapura Dharwad, Koppal, Chamarajanagar and Tumakuru.
As many as 532 patients are lodged in Intensive Care Units across the state, of which 314 patients are in Bengaluru. 693 patients were discharged on Sunday taking the stateās total number of recovered cases to 15,409.
On Sunday, 20,050 samples were sent for testing, taking the stateās total number of samples tested to 8,39,074.
According to the Karnataka COVID-19 war room, of the total number of active cases, 3,760 patients are in the high-risk category. The stateās death rate is at 1.5%.
Of the total number of COVID-19 patients, 18% of them are primary and secondary contacts and 10% of them have Influenza-Like Illness or Severe Acute Respiratory Illness.
According to the health department, the death rate among high-risk patients stands at 6.3%. 24% of the total number of cases were people with domestic travel history, while 2% of the total number of patients with COVID-19 are international travellers.
As many as 16.3% of the beds in COVID-19 hospitals have been occupied according to the war room data.