Karnataka reported a staggering 1,925 cases of Covid-19 between 5 pm, July 4, and 5 pm, July 5, the highest-ever rise during the 24-hour period so far.
The state also reported 37 deaths due to the infection, taking the mortality tally to 372, according to the evening bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
The state tested a record 16,899 samples during the 24-hour period, of which 14,649 samples tested negative. With the 1,925 new cases, Karnataka has seen 23,474 cases of Covid-19 to date.
A total of 243 patients are serious as they remain in the ICU.
On the positive note, 603 patients were discharged during the 24-hour period, up from 439 during the previous 24-hour period, taking the number of total recovered patients to 9,847.
Bengaluru Urban continues to top the list of the worst affected districts. The severity of the situation can be gauged from the fact that Bengaluru Urban accounted for 1,235 cases, up from 1,172 during the previous 24-hour period.
The other top districts are: Dakshina Kannada (147), Ballari (90), Vijayapura (51), Kalaburagi (49), Udupi, Dharwad (45 each), Bidar (29), Mysuru (25), Koppal (22), Uttara Kannada (21), Chamarajanagar (19, Haveri (15), Hassan (14), Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru (13 each), Belagavi, Davangere (11 each), Raichur, Mandya (10 each), Chikkamagaluru (9), Shivamogga (8), Gadag (7), Ramanagara (6), Bagalkot (4) and Chitradurga (3).
There were no cases in Kodagu, Bengaluru Rural and Kolar.