COVID-19 Daily Abstract: Karnataka Records 298 New Cases; Testing and Hospitalization Data Revealed


Government of Karnataka Releases COVID-19 Daily Abstract: Cases and Testing Data – January 4, 2024

The COVID-19 daily abstract for Karnataka on January 4, 2024, provides a comprehensive overview of the pandemic’s status in the state.

Key Highlights:

  1. Total Positive Cases: The state reported 298 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 4,091,509.
  2. Discharges: A total of 229 individuals were discharged, contributing to the overall recoveries of 4,049,890.
  3. Deaths: Four new deaths were recorded, with the total death toll reaching 40,379.
  4. Active Cases: Currently, Karnataka has 1,240 active cases, underlining the ongoing efforts in managing the pandemic.

Testing Data:

  1. Total Tests Conducted: In the last 24 hours, the state conducted 7,791 tests, comprising 6,900 RTPCR tests and 891 RAT tests.

COVID Indicators:

  1. Positivity Rate: The positivity rate stands at 3.82%.
  2. Case Fatality Rate: The case fatality rate is reported at 1.34%.

Status of Active Cases:

  1. Admissions: There are 72 individuals hospitalized, with 51 in general isolation beds, 9 in isolation beds with O2 support, and 9 in ICU, including 3 with ventilator support.
  2. Home Isolation: 1,168 individuals are in home isolation.
  3. District-wise Breakdown: The report provides a detailed district-wise breakdown of testing, positives, discharges, and active cases.

Deaths Today: Details of COVID-19 deaths, including age, sex, symptoms, comorbidities, and vaccination status, are provided.

Genome Sequencing:

  1. Samples Sent for WGS: A total of 601 samples were sent for whole genome sequencing as of December 30, 2023.
  2. Variants Detected: Results indicate 199 cases of the JN.1 variant (76%), 28 cases of XBB (11%), and 35 cases of other variants (13%).

This comprehensive daily abstract aims to provide transparency and updates regarding the COVID-19 situation in Karnataka.

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