BENGALURU: More than 3,000 people, who have tested positive for Covid-19, are missing in Bengaluru with the authorities unable to trace them.
“From the beginning till now, there have been 3,338 people whose samples at the labs returned positive but they are untraceable. We are working on addressing the issue” BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad told TOI, adding that these people had given wrong information at the labs.
On Saturday, Karnataka reported another 24-hour spike of more than 5,000 cases — the third in a row. As the state’s Covid tally inches towards 1 lakh, the deaths too are nearing 2,000. With 72 new deaths on Saturday the toll in Karnataka was 1,796.
The health and family welfare department reported 5,072 positive cases on Saturday, taking the total number to 90,942 positive cases in the state. Active cases increased to 55,638 cases — over 61% of all cases reported so far.
Bengaluru Urban reported the most fresh cases — 2,036 — followed by Belagavi (341), Ballari (222) and Dakshina Kannada (218). The capital city also reported 29 deaths. Currently, Bengaluru has 31,882 active cases among 43,503 reported positive cases — a whopping 73%.
Most of the deaths reported on Saturday were of patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) complications; most of the victims were above 55 years. Karnataka also saw 2,403 discharges in the past 24 hours, taking the number of treated to 33,750.


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