BENGALURU: Forty-four per cent of Karnataka’s 4,063 coronavirus cases occurred in a span of just eight days, between May 27 and June 3. These infections, 1,780, coincided with the return of thousands of people who had been living or working in other states, and lead to several grim milestones in the form of highest single-day spikes.
The indications started to emerge in the second week of May. In fact, Karnataka crossed the 1,000-mark only on May 15 and in the next few weeks, it recorded over 3,000 cases.
Of the 1,780 cases seen between May 27 and June 3, 1,554 (87%) tested positive after arriving in Karnataka from other states.
The majority, 83%, had travelled from Maharashtra. On June 3, Karnataka reported 267 new Covid-19 patients. Of these, 232 had a Maharashtra travel link.

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