Bengaluru: Karnataka continues to see a surge in the number coronavirus cases with nearly 30,000 new infections being reported in the span of just 24 hours. As per the state health bulletin, the state logged 29,438 new cases today taking the cumulative total to 13,04,397.
This was a significant jump from yesterday’s count of 26,962 fresh cases recorded in just 24 hours. Currently, the active number of cases stand at 2,34,483. The state also recorded highest single-day spike today. The death toll, meanwhile, touched 14,283 after 208 related fatalities were reported in the same time span.
The state also witnessed 9058 discharges on Saturday taking the total number of recoveries to 10,55,612. Amid explosion of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, the state government has decided to set up makeshift hospitals with ICU and ventilator here and elsewhere in a fortnight and ordered the private facilities to reserve 80 per cent of the beds for coronavirus patients.