New Delhi: Amid the upward trajectory of the Covid chart across the country over the last few weeks, Bengaluru on Sunday clocked 9,020 fresh cases with the test positivity rate continuing to hover around the 10% mark.
Taking to Twitter, Karnataka health minister Dr Sudhakar K wrote, “Test positivity rate in Bengaluru stays around 10 per cent as cases increase to 9,020 today.”
🔹Test positivity rate in Bengaluru stays around 10% as cases increase to 9,020 today.
🔹An increase of 27% over yesterday’s tally of 7,113.
— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) January 9, 2022
The city had breached the positivity rate of 10% on Saturday after it logged 7,113 fresh infections. Bengaluru continues to remain the epicentre for Covid infections in Karnataka, reporting 79% of the total cases in the southern state, Dr Sudhakar K had said.
Meanwhile, Karnataka on Sunday reported 12,000 new Covid cases, pushing the daily positivity rate to 6.33%.
A total of 901 patients recovered from the infection taking the active caseload in the state to 49,602, out of which 40,000 are in Bengaluru, according the state health minister. Karnataka also reported four deaths due to Covid on Sunday.
Earlier on Saturday, the southern state witnessed 8,906 fresh Covid infections taking the total count to 30,39,958 and the daily positivity rate to 5.42%. The state also reported four deaths pushing the toll to 38,366 and the case fatality rate to 0.04%.
In the ongoing fight against the contagion, the Karnataka health minister have announced that Covid booster shots will be administered to the people above 65 years of age and the frontline workers from January 10.
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