Bengaluru, May 19 -- The sugarcane growing region of Mandya, about a 100 kms from Bengaluru, accounted for 71 out of the total 149 Covid-19 positive cases reported in Karnataka on Tuesday. This is the highest single-day jump in new cases.

"All 71 positive cases in Mandya have returned from Mumbai," S.Suresh Kumar, Karnataka's primary and secondary education minister said on Tuesday. There are 811 active cases in the state and total number of cases reached 1,395.

Mumbai is one of the worst Covid-19-hit regions in the country and many of those who returned to Karnataka from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, among other places, in recent days have tested positive, Kumar said.

"113 patients of those (149) who tested positive have inter-...