Karnataka records biggest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases

Wednesday 21st April 2021 07:15 EDT

Bengaluru: Karnataka logged its biggest single day spike of 19,067 new cases of Covid-19 and 81 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 11,41,998 and the deaths to 13,351. The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 17,489 cases earlier. Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 11,404 new cases, a health department bulletin said. The day also saw 5,565 patients getting discharged after recovery, taking the total discharges to 10,09,549. According to the bulletin, out of 1,19,160 active cases,1,18,571 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and stable, while 589 are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Among the deaths, 43 are from Bengaluru Urban, Hassan and Mysuru (8), Kalaburagi and Tumakuru (3), Ballari, Bidar, Chamarajanagara and Dharwad (2), and one each from Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Kolar, Mandya, Shivamogga and Uttarakannada. Mysuru accounted for 811 fresh cases, Kalaburagi 560, Tumakuru 507, Bidar 359, Ballari 355, Dakshina Kannada 309, followed by others.

Kerala sees 18,000 new cases

Kerala has reported the highest single-day spike of 18,000 new Covid-19 cases in a day. The state has also registered 25 deaths in the same time span. The state has also recorded 4,565 new recoveries in 24 hours. The current total death toll of the state stands at 4,929. A total of 11,40,486 Covid-19 patients have been reported in the state, so far.

Kerala health department has claimed that everyone coming to Kerala from other states should register on e-Jagratha portal. The department also said that those who have been vaccinated also should carry out RT-PCR test within 48 hours before arriving in the state. The department further added that those who are not vaccinated should undergo RT-PCR test as soon as they arrive in Kerala and remain in room isolation at their place of residence till the results of the examination are received.

10,694 fresh cases in TN

Tamil Nadu recorded 10,694 positive cases on Sunday, bringing the state tally to 9,91,451. Among these, Chennai reported 3,304 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,83,436. The state recorded 42 deaths, putting the state toll at 13,113. Thirty five of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 5,925 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,07,947.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 2,11,87,630 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,10,130 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 263 Covid testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 194 are private facilities.

Meanwhile, the state government issued a set of fresh restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19. The restrictions include a night curfew from 10 pm to 4 am and full lockdown on Sundays. As per the fresh restrictions, public and private bus transport, including auto-rickshaws, taxis, and other vehicles, will not be allowed to ply during the night curfew hours and on Sundays. Essential services will be allowed to function during the curfew hours.

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