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39,047 Covid Cases In Karnataka, 22,596 In Bengaluru In New High Today

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39,047 Covid Cases In Karnataka, 22,596 In Bengaluru In New High Today

A 14-day lockdown came into effect in Karnataka on Wednesday to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Karnataka reported a new all-time record on Wednesday with 39,047 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload to 14.39 lakh, the health department said. Its capital city, Bengaluru alone accounted for 22, 596 of the total number of cases.

Karnataka has now over three lakh active cases of which two lakh are in Bengaluru alone.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa appealed to the people to abide by the norms to break the chain of infections.

A 14-day lockdown came into effect in Karnataka on Tuesday night to contain the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown was imposed on the day the state reported over 30,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day.