Bengaluru, May 22 -- Karnataka confirmed 138 covid-19 positive cases on Friday, that takes the total number of active cases to 1104 in the state.

The sharp spike in numbers comes even as the B.S.Yediyurappa-led state government deliberates on further relaxation of the covid-19 induced lockdown.

The state government, that had eased travel between districts, has also now done away with screening at borders to avoid long pile up of vehicles and limited personnel to check for symptoms that further raises the risk of the virus reaching villages where healthcare infrastructure is poor and inadequate.

S.Suresh Kumar, Karnataka's primary and secondary education minister said that 116 people who tested positive are those who returned from other...