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Bengaluru's COVID-19 fatality rate lowest among major Indian cities: Health Minister

PTI     November 18, 2020

Bengaluru's coronavirus case fatality rate of 1.1 per cent was the lowest among all major cities in the country, Karnataka Health Minister Sudhakar K said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Karnataka recorded 1,336 new cases of COVID- 19 and 16 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8.64 lakh and the toll to 11,557 in the state.

Bengaluru's COVID-19 case fatality rate (1.1 per cent) is the lowest among all major cities in India.

"With 3,36,880 recoveries and 17,707 active cases as on Tuesday, city's recovery rate stands at a healthy 93.94 per cent and active rate stands at 4.93 per cent", he tweeted.

Union Health Ministry on Wednesday reported a single day rise of 38,617 new COVID-19 cases and 474 fatalities pushing India's virus caseload to 89.12 lakh and toll to 1.30 lakh.

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