Bengaluru: Karnataka recorded 308 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with majority of patients being domestic returnees, raising the state's tally to 5,760, an official said, here on Monday. "308 new cases were reported from Sunday 5 p.m. to Monday 5 p.m," said a health official.
Like everyday, Maharashtra returnees accounted for 96 per cent (267 cases) of the 277 new cases. Majority infections in Karnataka nowadays are returnees, mostly from the state's northern neighbour.
A few returnees also came from Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. There was one international returnee, a 23-year-old man from Dakshina Kannada, who came from the UAE. Only 24 new infections were contacts of earlier cases.
On Monday, cases spiked in Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Bidar, Udupi, Bengaluru Urban, Ballari and Gadag.
Among the new cases, Kalaburagi contributed (99), followed by Yadgir (66), Bidar (48), Udupi (45), Bengaluru Urban (18), Ballari (8), Gadag (6), Shivamogga and Dharwad (4 each), Hassan and Dakshina Kannada (3 each), Bagalkote (2) and Koppal and Ramnagar (1 each).
Four patients are suffering from Influenza Like Illness (ILI).
Meanwhile, record 387 patients got discharged in the past 24 hours. On Monday, three persons -- a 67-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman and another 65-year-old woman, all from Bengaluru Urban -- succumbed to coronavirus.
Of all the cases, 3,175 are active, 2,519 discharged, 64 dead and 14 in the ICU.
In the past 24 hours, Karnataka tested 8,779 people. Of this, 8,231 reports returned negative. Number of tests were lower than other days. In total, 3.93 lakh samples have been tested so far, of which 3.8 lakh have returned negative.
Currently, Udupi is leading the state's Covid-19 burden with 628 active cases, followed by Kalaburagi (539), Yadgir (488), Raichur (276) and Bengaluru Urban (176) among others.
Bengaluru Urban has accounted for 18 deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (7), Bidar, Vijayapura, Davangere and Dakshina Kannada (6 each) and Chikkaballapura (3 each), among others.