Karnataka on Saturday reported a substantial dip in its COVID-19 upsurge with 42,470 fresh infections, which was about 5,500 cases less than Friday's tally, the health department said.
However, the fatalities increased from 22 on Friday to 26 today, taking the deaths due to 38,563, the health department said.
The state had recorded 48,049 fresh infections on Friday.
In its bulletin, the department said 35,140 people were discharged, pushing the total number of recoveries to 30,98,432. Active cases stood at 3,30,447.
The dip in cases was due to reduction in infections in Bengaluru urban to 17,266 from 29,068 on Friday.
Other districts reported fresh cases including 4,601 in Mysuru, 3,417 in Tumakuru, 2,679 in Hassan, 1,822 in Mandya, 1,417 in Kolar and 958 in Bengaluru Rural district.
There were zero fatalities in 17 districts.
The positivity and case fatality rates for the day were at 19.33 per cent and 0.06 per cent, respectively.
A total of 2,19,699 samples were tested in the state including 1,70,637 RT-PCR tests on Saturday, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined to 6.33 crore.
There were 1,79,816 inoculations done, taking the total vaccinations so far to 9.31 crore, the department said.