COVID-19: Karnataka reports 381 new cases, seven deaths

 Karnataka on Friday reported 381 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 29,87,694. Bengaluru Urban reported 179 cases and four deaths.

With seven deaths, the toll rose to 38,061. This is apart from 29 deaths of patients due to non-COVID-19 reasons. As many as 305 persons were discharged on Friday, taking the total recoveries to 29,40,978. The State now has 8,626 active patients.

While the positivity rate for the day touched 0.33%, the CFR touched 1.83%.

As many as 1,12,658 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 90,143 RT-PCR tests. With this, the total number of tests rose to 5,06,57,296.

The Karnataka team that reigned supreme at the Nationals.   | Photo Credit: Murali Kumar K.

There was no let-up in Karnataka’s dominance as golds from Srihari Nataraj, Ridhima Veerendra Kumar and Shoan Ganguly on the final day powered the State to yet another overall title, as the 74th senior National aquatic championships drew to a closehere on Friday.

While Srihari and Ridhima won the 200m backstroke races for a clean sweep of the event, Shoan Ganguly completed the medley double, adding the 400m to the 200m.

Srihari also clinched the 200m freestyle title, in record time (1:49.78), just over half a second faster than Sajan Prakash’s mark set in 2018.

The 20-year-old finished with five individual golds, and he along with Maharashtra’s Apeksha Fernandes, who won the 100m butterfly race in 1:03.38 for her third gold, were adjudged the best swimmer.

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