Bengaluru crosses 2 lakh Covid-19 cases

    New Delhi (NVI): Bengaluru, which is a major contributor to the spiralling cases of COVID-19 in Karnataka, breached the two lakh mark on Tuesday with 3,082 new cases.

    With a total of 2,00,728 positive cases, Bengaluru is now the third city in the country after Pune and Delhi to have crossed the two lakh mark.

    The number of cases in the capital city started spiralling from the first week of July. From 4,555 cases on June 30, cases rose to 22,944 till July 15. By August 31, the number touched 1,27,336.

    After this, the city added 49,376 cases to its tally in 15 days taking the total number to 1,76,712. And, in another seven days, the tally crossed the two lakh mark, according to Health Ministry data.

    In addition to this, in terms of active cases, Bengaluru now is second highest after Pune.

    Furthermore, with 6,974 new cases, the tally in Karnataka rose to 5,33,850 while the death toll stands at 8,228 in the state.

    -CHK