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Karnataka records biggest single-day spike of 216 cases, death toll at 42

Karnataka recorded its biggest single day spike on Saturday with over 200 new cases of COVID-19, along with a death, taking the total number of infections to 1,959 and the death toll to 42, the health department said. The state reported 216 fresh infections of coronavirus, of which 187 were returnees from neighboring Maharashtra. The previous biggest single-day spike was recorded on Tuesday with 149 new cases, when the state had breached the century mark in terms of number of positive cases per day for the first time. As of May 23 evening, cumulatively 1,959 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 42 deaths and 608 discharges, the department said in its bulletin. It said that out of 1,307 active cases, 1,294 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 13 are in Intensive Care Units. Eleven patients who recovered were discharged on Saturday. A 32-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban became the 42nd COVID-19 ...

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