Bengaluru: Karnataka on Wednesday reported 746 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, taking the infection count to 9,29,552 and toll to 12,152.

The number of patients infected with the UK strain of the coronavirus increased to 13 with two more cases detected, the health department said.

It said 46 UK returnees and 26 of their primary contacts have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.

There were as many as 1,13,515 tests done on Wednesday including 1,06,592 using the RT-PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 1.56 crore, the department added.

The total caseload comprises 9,08,494 discharges including 765 today, while active cases stood at 8,887 including 193 patients in the ICU.

Bengaluru Urban district reported 426 new cases and two deaths.

Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,93,673 infections, 4,352 deaths, 3,83,642 discharges, including 385 on Wednesday, and 5,678 active cases.

A Health department bulletin said 39 infections were reported in Chikkaballapura, 31 in Mysuru, 24 each in Chitradurga and Davangere, 20 in Dakshina Kannada, 18 each in Hassan, Belagavi and Bengaluru Rural district, 17 in Ballari, 16 in Kalaburagi and 15 in Shivamogga.

Cases were also reported in Bagalkote, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad, Gadag, and Kodagu.

Haveri and Koppal reported zero infections and zero fatalities.

Uttara Kannada reported one death.

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New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that WhatsApp was treating Indian users differently from its European ones with regard to opting out of its new privacy policy, and this was a matter of concern for the government which is looking into it.

The central government told the high court that it was also a matter of concern that Indian users were being "unilaterally" subjected to the change in privacy policy by social networking platform WhatsApp.

The submissions were made before Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva by Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma during hearing of a petition by a lawyer against the new privacy policy of the social networking platform owned by Facebook.

During the hearing, Sharma told the court that by not giving Indian users the option to opt out of sharing their data with other companies of Facebook, WhatsApp prima facie appears to be treating users with an "all or nothing approach".

"This leverages the social significance of WhatsApp to force users into a bargain which may infringe on their interests in information privacy and information security," he told the court.

Sharma said the government was already looking into the issue and has sent a communication to WhatsApp seeking certain information.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for WhatsApp, told the court that the communication has been received and will be responded to.

The court, thereafter, listed the matter for hearing on March 1.