Covid-19: 44k cases in Karnataka, 30% positivity rate

BENGALURU: Karnataka on Monday reported 44,438 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours with the daily positivity rate touching a whopping 30% — which means 30 turn out positive for every 100 tests conducted.
Bengaluru accounted for 22,112 of the new cases. Of the state’s 4.4 lakh total active cases, 2.9 lakh cases are from Bengaluru.
The day saw 239 succumbing to the virus, and 115 were from Bengaluru. Karnataka saw 42 cases of double-mutant B.1.617 variant through genomic sequencing conducted at Nimhans.
A week ago, the state had detected 20 cases from clusters in Bengaluru and Kalaburagi. But the newly detected double-mutant variant cases are from samples from across the state. TNN


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