Karnataka reports 12,000 new Covid cases, 9,020 in Bengaluru

A total of 1,89,499 tests were conducted on Sunday to detect the presence of viruses in the population. On Sunday, 901 people recovered from the virus. 

Published: 09th January 2022 07:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2022 07:27 PM   |  A+A-

A health worker collects swab samples from passengers at a bus stand in Bengaluru on Wednesday, amid fear of spread of Omicron. (Photo | Vinod Kumar T, EPS)

A health worker collects swab samples from passengers at a bus stand in Bengaluru (File Photo | Vinod Kumar T, EPS)

By Online Desk

Bengaluru has been reporting a surge in Covid cases as the positivity rate in the city continued to stay around 10%.

The city on Sunday reported 9,020 cases, state health minister Dr K Sudhakar said.

"Test positivity rate in Bengaluru stays around 10 per cent as cases increase to 9,020 today. An increase of 27 per cent over yesterday's tally of 7,113. The Capital accounts for 75 per cent of State's total cases," he wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Karnataka on Sunday reported 12,000 fresh cases of the infection. The positivity rate in the state is at 6.33%.

The state has 49,602 active cases of which 40,000 are in Bengaluru, Dr Sudhakar said.

In the last 24 hours, four deaths due to the virus were reported. Of these, two were reported in Bengaluru.

A total of 1,89,499 tests were conducted on Sunday to detect the presence of viruses in the population. On Sunday, 901 people recovered from the virus. 



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