Bengaluru: As many as 3,082 in Karnataka tested positive for Covid-19 virus pushing the infection tally to 9,87,012. Last it crossed the 3,000-mark on 6 Nov, that day the total count of new infection was 3,156, For the past three days, the state has been recording over 2,500 new infections each day.
On Saturday, 2,886 cases were recorded, 2,566 on Friday, while on Thursday, a total of 2,523 people were found to be infected. Today, the number of active cases touched 23,037 in the state. Today’s death count of 14 pushed the death toll to 12,504, while 1285 discharges took the recovery total to 9,51,452. Currently, the positivity rate stands at 2.89%, and case fatality rate is .38%.
Earlier this week, the state government decided to ban public gatherings for upcoming festivals such as Holi, Ugadi, Shab-e-Barat and Good Friday across the state. The restrictions include public gatherings and congregations on public grounds, parks, markets and religious places.
Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said on Twitter, “In order to contain the second wave of Covid-19, public celebrations, gatherings and congregations shall not be allowed during the upcoming festivals like Holi, Ugadi, Shab-e-Barat & Good Friday.”
India clocked in 62,714 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 1,19,71,624, said health ministry on Sunday. The new infections reported only a slight jump as compared to Saturday, when the country had seen 62,258 more people testing positive for the virus.