On Sunday 27 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Belagavi District which is the highest single day spike in the recent months.
Active cases now stand at 113 in the district.
Out of the 27 new cases 7 are from Belagavi Taluka, 10 from Raibag (5 of the same family), 5 from Khanapur, 2 from Athani, 1 from Gokak and Others.
Expressing concern over spike in fresh COVID-19 cases, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said the pandemic seemed to be going out of control in the state and asked people to cooperate by adhering to the preventive measures if they don’t want another lockdown.
“I appeal to the people with folded hands for cooperation. If people cooperate I’m confident that without lockdown we can control,” he said, announcing that he has convened a meeting of experts and officials on Monday in the wake of the spurt in fresh cases in recent days.
The first COVID-19 positive was reported on April 1, 2020, from Belgundi followed by 2 on the same day.