Speaking to reporters here, he said during the prevalence of communicable diseases, governments have to come forward for the protection of society and fulfill its needs.
According to the daily bulletin issued by the Health department, the cumulative positive cases and fatalities due to coronavirus were 6,40,661 and 9,286 respectively as on Sunday.
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After consistently recording 9,000-plus cases, the numbers were lower at 8,364 on Friday. The state’s tally now stands at 5,11,346.
Bengaluru urban district topped the list of positive cases with 36,993 infections, followed by Dakshina Kannada 3,991 and Kalaburagi 3,141.
As of July 21 evening, cumulatively 71,069 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which includes 1,464 deaths and 25,459 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.
Up to 69.8% (1,345 cases) of the record highest 1,925 Covid-positive cases recorded on Sunday have no contacts or travel history in Karnataka, while the total tally went up to 23,474 cases.
Last week, at least three people had died in the city after being denied admission in different hospitals.
Eight of the patients from the city were contacts of a former patient with code number 2030 while two deaths from Bidar include a 70-year-old man who suffered loss of appetite and hypertension.
Sudhakar said that about 97 percent of over 3,000 active cases in the state are asymptomatic and that the government was taking all precautionary measures to prevent any surge.
130 fresh cases were reported on Sunday with 100 of them coming from Maharashtra returnees.