Bengaluru: Domestic and international returnees as well as infections in contacts of earlier coronavirus patients contributed to 317 new cases in Karnataka, taking the state’s total tally to 7,530, an official said on Tuesday.
The new cases were reported from 5 pm on Monday till 5 pm on Tuesday, said a health official. On a positive note, 322 patients were discharged.
Of the total cases, 4,456 patients have been discharged, 94 have died while 72 are admitted in the ICUs. The number of patients in ICUs was 56 earlier on.
Domestic returnees were the biggest contributor to the new infections — 107 or 34 per cent. In all, 99 or 93 per cent of the returnees have travel history to Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, corona cases with international travel history have been rising consistently. As many as 78 such new cases were reported on Tuesday, all returnees from the United Arab Emirates.
Among the new cases, 222 are males and 95 females, including 19 children below the age of 10.
Covid cases spiked in Dakshina Kannada, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Bengaluru Urban, Dharwad, Udupi, Shivamogga, Yadgir, Raichur, Uttara Kannada, and Hassan.
Of the new cases, Dakshina Kannada contributed 79, followed by Kalaburagi (63), Ballari (53), Bengaluru Urban (47), Dharwad (8), Udupi and Shivamogga (7 each), Yadgir and Raichur (6 each), Hassan (5), Vijayapura, Mysuru, Gadag, Ramanagara, Chikkamagaluru and Koppal (4 each), Belagavi (3), Bidar (2), and Tumkur (1).
As many as 34 patients are suffering from influenza like illness and six from severe acute respiratory infection.
Meanwhile, seven more patients succumbed to the virus — five from Bengaluru Urban and one each from Ramanagara and Bidar.
Currently, Kalaburagi is leading the state’s Covid-19 burden with 523 active cases, followed by Yadgir (472), Bengaluru Urban (372) Raichur (270) and Dadkshina Kannada and Shivamogga (217 each), among others.
In all, 4.57 lakh samples have been tested so far, of which 4.39 lakh have tested negative.
Bengaluru Urban has accounted for 38 deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (10), Bidar (7) and Dakshina Kannada, Vijayapura, and Davangere (6 each), among others.