1,791 new cases, 21 deaths reported on Wednesday


Karnataka on Wednesday reported 1,791 new COVID-19 cases and 21 more deaths, taking the total infections to 8,65,931 and toll to 11,578. In addition, the State has seen 19 deaths of COVID-19 patients due to other causes.

The day also saw 1947 discharges, adding up to 8,29,188 in all, according to the Health Departmentโ€™s bulletin. Of the new cases reported on Wednesday, 933 are from Bengaluru Urban. The district also accounted for 10 deaths.

Meanwhile, in a tweet, Karnataka Health Minister Sudhakar K. said that Bengaluruโ€™s COVID-19 case fatality rate – at 1.1% – is the lowest among all major cities in the country.

โ€œWith 3,36,880 recoveries and 17,707 active cases as on Tuesday, the cityโ€™s recovery rate stands at a healthy 93.94% and active rate stands at 4.93%,โ€ he tweeted on Wednesday morning.

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