Bengaluru: Karnataka on Wednesday reported 1,639 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28,88,341 and death toll to 36,262, the health department said.

The day also saw 2,214 discharges, pushing the total number of recoveries to 28,26,411.

Bengaluru Urban recorded 419 new cases, as the city saw 963 discharges and 7 deaths. Active cases in the state stood at 25,645.

Dakshina Kannada recorded 6 deaths, Hassan and Kolar (3), Chamarajanagara, Dharwad, Shivamogga (2), followed by others.

After Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada reported the highest number of new cases with 190 followed by Mysuru 160, Hassan 141 and Udupi 104.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with 12,23,226, followed by Mysuru 1,71,552 and Tumakuru 1,17,149. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 11,97,916. Mysuru has reported 1,67,391 and Tumakuru 1,14,743.

Cumulatively a total of 3,72,85,851 samples have been tested so far,of which 1,52,714 were tested on Wednesday alone.

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Mangaluru, July 31: The body of a 29-year-old man, reportedly missing since July 28, has been found, police said on Saturday.

Sathyavelu of Bengaluru had gone missing from Panemangalore in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka and his body was found in Kasaragod district of Kerala, the police said.

The 29-year-old employee of a private company in Bengaluru had left his house on the morning of July 28 and did not return, they said.

Following this, his mother lodged a complaint with the police.

Acting on the complaint, the police began investigations and said they have found a lone bike with its engine still running was recovered from near the new Panemangaluru Bridge.

Further investigations led to the discovery of the body in Kerala, the police said adding that they suspect it to be a case of suicide.