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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Hyderabad, Nov 28: Slamming the ruling TRS and AIMIM over alleged misgovernance and corruption, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the electorate should give a message through the December 1 Hyderabad civic polls that they would not give the liberty to loot.

If Faizabad and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh can become Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively, he said Hyderabad can again become 'Bhagyanagar'.

The election is to make the "Bhagya" (fortune ) of Bhagyanagar, Adityanath said on Friday night, addressing a BJP campaign meeting ahead of the civic polls on December 1.

"If the fund of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi can reach the accounts of 12 crore farmers, then why KCR government has not directly sent the money into the accounts of those affected by the flood?

Why the liberty to loot was given for TRS activists? These things tell that the government's intention was not clear," he said.

Saying that the entire world appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi in COVID-19 management, he said Rs 20 lakh crore economic package and other measures were announced for people's welfare.

Even on Saturday, "when all other leaders were sleeping in the morning", Modi visited Hyderabad and other cities to review the progress of COVID-19 vaccine development, he said.

Has Chief Minister Rao gone to the lab (Bharat Biotech) despite living in Hyderabad, Adityanath asked.

As the crowd replied in the negative, he claimed it shows that there is no place for people in Rao's heart.

Rao does not have any free time other than for family and AIMIM, he alleged.

If lawlessness is to be spread, Rao has got a model like AIMIM in the form of a friend, he said.

The people have to give a message through the Hyderabad civic polls that they would not give the liberty to loot, Adityanath told the gathering.

If the "TRS and MIM alliance" occupies the civic body, they will have liberty to loot and people would be deprived of basic facilities, he alleged.

"....When BJP was not there in (in power) Uttar Pradesh, people knew the name of the district of Ram Janmabhoomi as Faizabad.We came and gave the name Ayodhya.

If Faizabad can become Ayodhya, if Allahabad can become Prayagraj, then Hyderabad can also become Bhagyanagar again," he said.

He appealed to the voters to make all BJP candidates victorious in all wards to change the "Bhagya" (fortune) of Hyderabad.

Earlier, he held a roadshow in the city to a rousing response from BJP supporters.