Karnataka has recorded 4,120 new cases of COVID-19 today, the biggest one-day peak of the pandemic in the state, bringing to 63,772 the total number of people infected with the deadly virus in the state, according to government data. The total number of deaths in the state has risen to 1,331 with 91 deaths in the past 24 hours, he said.
Of the more than 4,000 new cases in the state, 2,156 were from the city of Bengaluru alone.
With 1,290 discharges, the number of patients who recovered and were released has reached 23,065, the health department said in its latest bulletin.
On Saturday, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, ordered private hospitals to reserve 50% of the beds for COVID patients.
The chief minister said hospitals in private medical colleges must cooperate because there is a sharp increase in COVID-10 cases in the city.
The number of coronaviruses in India has jumped to 10.77 lakh cases this morning after 38,902 new patients have been registered in the past 24 hours, the country’s biggest single-day jump in new infections, said the Union Department of Health this morning. In the past 24 hours, 543 deaths from the highly contagious disease have been reported, bringing the number of deaths from COVID-19 to 26,816.
The recovery rate stood at 62.86% this morning.
India is the third country most affected by the pandemic after the United States and Brazil.