Bengaluru: Karnataka on Tuesday registered more Covid recoveries than positive cases, even as 161 new infections raised the states tally to 5,921, an official said here.
"New cases reported from Monday 5 p.m. to Tuesday 5 p.m. 161," said a health official.
On Tuesday, 164 patients got discharged, similar to Monday when there were more discharges than positive cases.
On Monday, 387 discharges were recorded compared to 308 positive cases.
Of the new cases, 91 were domestic returnees, which is less in proportion compared to other days.
Of the domestic returnees, 84 persons or 92 per cent came from Maharashtra with domestic travel history, a trend consistent for quite a few days now. There were 21 returnees from the UAE, all young men from Dakshina Kannada. Three people tested positive from Bengaluru Urban with international travel history to Kuwait.
Meanwhile, cases with contact history rose to 41 on Tuesday.
In the past 24 hours, cases spiked in Yadgir, Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Davangere and Koppal.
Among the new cases, Yadgir contributed 61 cases, followed by Bengaluru Urban (29), Dakshina Kannada (23), Kalaburagi (10), Bidar (9), Davangere (8), Koppal (6), Shivamogga (4), Vijayapura, Chikkaballapura, Mysuru and Dharwad (2 each), Bagalkote, Tumkur and Chamarajanagar (1 each).
Two patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, a 65-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban and a 17-year-old girl from Kalaburagi, one of youngest victims.
Of all the cases, 3,248 are active, 2,605 have been discharged, 66 have died while 12 are admitted to ICUs.
In the past 24 hours, Karnataka tested 7,036 people. Of this, 6,397 reports returned negative. The number of tests was lower than other days.
In total, 4 lakh samples have been tested so far, of which 3.87 lakh have returned negative.
Currently, Udupi is leading the state's Covid-19 burden with 712 active cases, followed by Yadgir (550), Kalaburagi (548), Raichur (276) and Bengaluru Urban (204), among others.
Bengaluru Urban has accounted for 19 deaths, followed by Yadgir AKalaburagi (8), Bidar, Vijayapura, Davangere and Dakshina Kannada (6 each) and Chikkaballapura (3 each), among others.