Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district on Saturday reported 220 new cases of COVID-19 that has taken the total number of cases reported in the district so far, to 27,959.

The district also reported five COVID-19 related deaths, taking the district’s toll due to the virus to 624.

391 patients also recovered from the virus in the last 24-hours across the district. The total number of recoveries in the district now stands at 23,804.

With 220 new cases on Saturday, the district currently has 3531 active cases of the virus.

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Ashwath Narayan on Friday confirmed that the state government has decided to reopen Degree and Engineerng Colleges in the state from November 17.

He was speaking to media reporters after attending a meeting at the CM’s house office, chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to discuss resumption of colleges in the state.

He added that in the first phase Degree, Engineering and Diploma Colleges will be resumed and attendance for the students will not be mandatory. Furthermore, the students will also have an option to attend classes online and not necessarily attend classes physically.