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COVID-19 test positivity rate in Karnataka is more than 25% in May 2021.

Karnataka reported a 26.18 percent of COVID-19 test positivity rate in the first week of May.

Karnataka reported a 26.18 percent of COVID-19 test positivity rate in the first week of May.Karnataka is one of the worst affected states by COVID-19, with daily cases almost touching 50,000. The government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in the state for 14 days starting May 10 as the double mutant variant is spreading quickly.

Data prepared by the state Health Ministry showed that the Positivity Rate from May 3 to May 8 in percentage terms had crossed 26.18. The test positivity rate is simply the percentage of people who test positive for the virus out of those tested. Meanwhile, Bangalore alone recorded a positivity rate of more than 55 percent on a single day as only symptomatic patients were tested.

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