Bengaluru: Karnataka's COVID-19 tally rose to 1.29 lakh with the state on Saturday recording 5,172 fresh infections and 98 fatalities.

The death toll mounted to 2,412 with the new fatalities.

There were as many as 53,648 discharges including 3,860 on Saturday whereas there were 73,219 active cases in the state including 602 in the ICU, the department said in a statement.

The spike in cases and deaths on Saturday was led by Bengaluru Urban district, which recorded 1,852 fresh cases and 27 deaths.

The city has so far reported 57,396 cases and 1,056 deaths.

There are 37,760 active cases including 338 in the ICU and 18,579 discharges including 1,683 in Bengaluru.

According to the health bulletin, 365 fresh COVID cases were reported in Mysuru, 269 in Ballari, 219 each in Kalaburagi and Belagavi, 184 in Dharwad, 146 in Hassan 139 in Dakshina Kannada, 136 in Udupi, 134 in Bagalkote, 129 in Vijayapura, 119 in Shivamogga, 109 in Raichur, 108 in Davangere and 107 in Koppal.

The coronavirus cases were also reported in Tumakuru, Gadag, Mandya, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapura, Chitradurga, and other districts.

The department said nine COVID deaths took place in Mysuru, eight each in Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad, six in Udupi, five in Kalaburagi, four each in Belagavi, Shivamogga, Davangere, and Bidar.

It added that three deaths each occurred in Yadgir and Chitradurga and two each in Hassan, Koppal, Tumakuru, and Gadag.

Among the deceased, six each were in their thirties and forties and 18 in their fifties. The rest were above 60.

Most of those who died of coronavirus had Severe Acute Respiratory Illness or Influenza-Like Illness.

However, there were six persons who did not have any pre-medical conditions nor had developed any complications after contracting coronavirus, the health bulletin revealed.

The department said as of Saturday, 1.09 lakh primary contacts and 96,460 secondary contacts were under observation.

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Southampton: Pakistan slumped to 126-5 before a third stoppage for rain led to an end to play on the first day of the second test against England at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

Abid Ali struck 60 after being dropped twice early in his 111-ball innings and was comfortably Pakistan's top scorer on a tough day for the tourists in changing weather.

Jimmy Anderson was retained for the match, despite struggling in England's three-wicket win in the first test in Manchester last week, and the paceman repaid that faith by removing Shan Masood (1) in the third over and captain Azhar Ali (20) after lunch. It gave England's record wicket-taker figures of 2-35 and he is up to 592 in tests.

After the toss won by Pakistan was made under sunny skies, Pakistan began batting in overcast conditions and a shower brought up an early lunch. More rain came midway through the second session, which the tourists finished on 85-2.

And only about an hour was possible after tea, when Pakistan lost three wickets including Abid, who edged recalled seamer Sam Curran to Rory Burns at second slip.

Burns had been the second slip fielder to drop Abid before lunch, the right-handed opener having already been given a life on 0 by Dom Sibley's drop diving to his left at third slip.

As with Burns, Sibley made amends by taking a smart catch low down to remove Asad Shafiq (5) to give Stuart Broad his first wicket.

That brought Fawad Alam to the crease for his first test innings in 11 years after being recalled and it last four balls, when the left-hander was trapped lbw by Chris Woakes for a duck. A not-out decision was given but England reviewed and Hawk-Eye showed the ball was hitting the top of middle stump.

Babar Azam was 25 not out when bad light eventually led to stumps being called. Mohammad Rizwan was on 4.

Pakistan trails 1-0 in the three-match series. Another victory for England will clinch a first test series against Pakistan in 10 years, and a second series of this pandemic-affected summer having already beaten the West Indies.