Bengaluru:Karnataka has reported 5,872new cases of COVID-19 and 88 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 7,82,773 and the death toll to 10,696, the health department said on Wednesday.

The day also saw 9,289 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of 5,872 fresh cases reported today, 2,717 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

As of October 21 evening, cumulatively 7,82,773 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 10,696 deaths and 6,71,618 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.

It said, out of 1,00,440 active cases,99,493 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and stable, while 947 are in ICU.

A total of over 69,52,835 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,08,241 were tested on Wednesday alone, and 21,623 among them were rapid antigen tests

Karnataka conducted 1,08,241 Covid tests across 155 labs in a single day today, Health Minister K Sudhakar said.

"So far we conducted 69,52,835 tests with a positivity rate of 5.2 per cent..947 patients out of 1,00,440 active cases i.e.0.94 per cent cases are being treated in ICU.

State's case fatality rate stands at 1.49 per cent," he said in a tweet.

Out of 88 deaths reported today, 53 are from Bengaluru urban, followed by Dakshina Kannada (9), Tumakuru (4), Hassan, Kalaburagi and Mysuru (3), Ballari, Bengaluru Rural and Dharwad (2), Belagavi, Chitradurga, Davngere, Koppal, Ramanagara, Shivamogga and Vijayapura (1).

Most of the dead are either with a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) or Influenza-like illness (ILI).

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru urban accounted for 2,717, Bengaluru Rural 366, Davangere 304, Mysuru 220, Dakshina Kannada 215, Mandya 208, Shivamogga 177, Ballari 145, Tumakuru 143, Hassan 140, followed by others.

Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,15,559 infections, followed by Mysuru 45,864 and Ballari 36,221.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru urban tops the list with total 2,48,584 discharges, followed by Mysuru 39,886 and Ballari 33,816.

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Bengaluru, Nov 30: An internal assessment of the Karnataka Guarantee of Services to Citizens called 'Sakala' has put Mandya on the top while Bengaluru Urban stood last among the districts in providing services to people within the stipulated time.

Launched in April 2012, there are presently 1025 services related to 98 departments guaranteed under the Sakala scheme which are provided to the applicants within the time limit.

Eight years after the launch of the scheme, the Sakala department carried out the assessment of its performance.

The assessment revealed that 22.92 crore applications were received since the launch of the scheme, out of which 22.85 crore applications were disposed of.

Based on the number of applications received and disposed of, the department came out with the ranking.

Announcing the ranking, Karnataka Minister for Sakala, S Suresh Kumar told reporters on Monday that Mandya, Chikkamagaluru and Chikkaballapura are among the top three districts in providing services under the Sakala scheme within the time limit.

On the other hand, Bengaluru urban, Bidar and Raichur are among the least ranked districts in providing services.

"This assessment provides an opportunity to the respective districts to improve their citizen-oriented services," Kumar, who also holds the primary and secondary education portfolio, said.

The rankings were announced as the state launched the Sakala week during which period, the departments will have to create awareness among masses.

The Minister cited three reasons for the poor performance of Sakala, which are not accepting the applications, rejection of applications and delay in providing the service.

He said people do not know that there are appellants in each department where people can approach and appeal against the rejection and delay in providing services.

Kumar directed the deputy commissioners of the district to conduct a meeting of the Sakala Coordination Committees to analyse the performance of Sakala scheme.