BENGALURU: With 81 new Covid-19 deaths reported on Wednesday, Karnataka saw its highest day-wise fatalities in the third wave, taking the state toll to 39,137.
The deaths were reported from Bengaluru (13), Dakshina Kannada (10), Mandya and Mysuru (6 each), Shivamogga and Tumakuru (5 each), Ballari, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Kolar (4 each), Udupi and Uttara Kannada (3 each), Belagavi, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Gadag, Dharwad, Koppal, Raichur, Ramanagara and Vijayapura (1 each).
All the deaths were either patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-Like Illness (ILI). They all suffered fever, cough or breathlessness. Many of them suffered co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and other illnesses. Four of the 81 patients died at their residence.