Karnataka reported a staggering 1,839 cases of Covid-19 between 5 pm, July 3, and 5 pm, July 4, the highest-ever rise during the 24-hour period so far.
The state also reported 45 deaths due to the infection, taking the mortality tally to 335, according to the evening bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
The state tested a record 17,592 samples during the 24-hour period, of which 15,294 samples tested negative. With the 1,839 new cases, Karnataka has seen 21,549 cases of Covid-19 to date.
A total of 225 patients are serious as they remain in the ICU.
On the positive note, 439 patients were discharged during the 24-hour period, taking the number of total recovered patients to 9,244.
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 1,172, or 63.73%, of the total new cases during the 24-hour period.
The other top districts are: Dakshina Kannada (75), Ballari (73), Bidar (51), Dharwad (45), Raichur (41), Mysuru (38), Kalaburagi, Vijayapura (37 each), Mandya, Uttara Kannada (35 each), Shivamogga (31), Haveri (28), Belagavi (27), Hassan (25), Udupi (18), Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru (12 each), Bengaluru Rural, Kolar (11 each), Davangere (7), Chamarajanagar (5), Gadag (4), Koppal, Chikkamagalur (3 each), Ramanagara (2) and Yadgir (1).
There were no cases in Kodagu, Chitradurga and Bagalkot.