Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar
Karnataka reported its highest ever single day recoveries with 58,395 discharges, outnumbering
fresh Covid-19 cases which stood at 30,309, the Health department said on Tuesday.
However, the state on the day recorded a spike in fatalities at 525, as the total number of infections stood at 22,72,374 and the death toll at 22,838.
This is the second time that recoveries have outnumbered new cases after the second wave set in.
On May 16 when the State reported 31,531 new cases, 36,475 recoveries were recorded.Active cases,which have been on the rise and had breached the six lakh mark in the last two days, for the first time reduced to 5,75,028 on Tuesday. The recovery rate on Tuesday was 73.6%.
Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar,who tweeted about the record recoveries,said this was the highest on a single day so far in the State.
Following an exponential rise in the number of new cases,the State’s recovery rate had reduced considerably in the last one month.
From 98.1% on February 28,recovery rate reduced by over one percent to touch 97.8% on March 15.
Subsequently,it further dipped to 96.3% by March 30 and 90.1% in mid-April. In the next fifteen days,the recovery rate saw a drastic reduction to touch 73.9% on April 30.
Although this had plummeted to 70% on May 8, it has touched 73.6% on Tuesday.
30,309 new cases in Bengaluru:
Meanwhile,with 30,309 new cases of COVID-19, the total number rose to 22,72,374.Of these, 8,676 cases are from Bengaluru Urban.
The State has reported 525 deaths on Tuesday. With this, the toll rose to 22,838.This is apart from 20 deaths of patients due to non-COVID-19 reasons.
Among 525 deaths reported on Tuesday, 298 are from Bengaluru Urban,Ballari,(28),Uttara Kannada (22),Bengaluru Rural (19), Hassan (18), Shivamogga and Tumakuru (15),Mysuru(13), followed by others.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported,Bengaluru Urban accounted for 8,676, followed by Belagavi(2,118),Mysuru (1,916), Ballari (1,799),Tumakuru (1,562),Bengaluru Rural (1,339), Shivamogga (1,168) and Kolar (1,021).
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 10,73,072,followed by Mysuru 1,16,023 and Tumakuru 84,956.
Among discharges too,Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 7,22,086,followed by Mysuru 1,00,645 and Tumakuru 57,684.
A total of over 2,80,70,180 samples have been tested so far,out of which 93,247 were tested on Tuesday alone.
While the positivity rate for the day stood at 32.50%, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) touched 1.73%.
The number of tests have reduced considerably in the last two days dropping to less than a lakh from the average 1.25 lakh conducted daily. As many 93,247 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. including 80,712 RT-PCR tests.